Region: Western Australia
Grape(s): Shiraz and Viognier
Style: Rich, complex red wine
Deep and vibrant red colour. Complex and vibrant bouquet showing plum and blackberry fruits backed by hints of black pepper. The small percentage of viognier gives an appealing aromatic lift. The plum and blackberry fruits provide a mouth-filling and rich front palate. The cool climate Shiraz notes of spice and black pepper run the length of the palate, adding complexity, and are enhanced by structured tannin and fine acidity. There are a wonderful vibrancy and fantastic persistency due to the balance and drive of the wine.
This small, family-run vineyard was founded in 1999 by Alex and Janet Taylor. Poacher’s Ridge is nestled amongst the undulating hills of the Great Southern, on the western outskirts of the small townsite of Narrikup. Hand-tend their 20 acres of land, cultivating grapes which bestreflect the terroir and the style of wines which they love to drink: cool-climate, medium-bodied varietals, with a specific focus on Riesling, Marsanne, Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.