Forest Hill Vineyard has a unique place in the history of Western Australia’s wine industry, being the first cool climate vineyard planted in the state. Following extensive research throughout the South-West, a site was chosen on the property owned by Tony and Betty Pearce and in 1965 a two hectare vineyard was planted. 50 years on Forest Hill is family owned and run.
Bright purple hues. Lifted aromas of blue fruits and subtle floral spice. Medium bodied with fine ripe tannin and well balanced natural acidity.
The new Forest Hills style is more approachable in its early years, and this remarkable shiraz is a perfect illustration of that. The striking feature immediately is the scented, seductive aromas with their spicy, white pepper characters. These are not indicators of being under- ripe, but rather a very good example of cool-climate shiraz. It’s more medium-bodied and so bright and vibrant. The tannins and understated French oak play pivotal roles in supporting the fruit through to a long, pure finish. Rating: 96 Points & Best Wine under $40 of 2018; Ray Jordan
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