The Great Eastern Sparkling Shiraz
There is a decades-long association with The Adelaide Hills' wine region for both David O'Leary and Nick Walker of O'Leary Walker Wines.
In 1912 David's grandfather purchased a vineyard in Oakbank, in the heart of The Hills. Today the vineyard, still family owned, produces exceptional fruit for their Adelaide Hills' collection.
Amidst the thundering hooves of the world-famous Oakbank racecourse, where O'Leary Walker wines are more than likely enjoyed, David and Nick go about their business of selecting grapes for their premium wines.
Every year at the Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival 'The Great Eastern Steeplechase' has the punters rushing to the Grandstand to watch the second longest horse race in Australia held on a public course. The crowd favourite is the fallen log jump standing at about a metre high.
This is a rich and powerful festive wine. The bouquet is bursting with red fruits, raspberry liquorice and dark chocolate. An elegant palate with juicy plum, mocha oak, fine grained tannins and a persistent bead.
RS 23g ALC 12.0%
After two years maturing in five year old French oak barriques and a further two years on tirage (yeast lees in individual bottles) this wine has developed beautiful complexity.