Size: 6/750 ml
Grape Varieties: 100% Shiraz
Flying Spitfires during WWII, Douglas Collett A.M was privileged to a pilot’s-eye view of the vineyards of Europe. Doug survived many missions and treated each night like it may be his last. Enjoying Italian Vino one night he decided that if he survived the war, he would become a wine maker. Returning home to a hero’s welcome, Doug saw the future for an Australian table wine industry, moving on from fortified styles. Equipped with animation, initiative and perseverance, Doug planted many vineyards and made wines in many regions. He loved the natural beauty and robust flavours of McLaren Vale, acquiring WOODSTOCK Estate in 1973. Doug’s own flight helmet represents the vision and passion of this inspirational man whose philosophy was “the glass is always half full” so let’s fill it up!”
Like it’s namesake Doug Collett, this 2012 Pilot’s View Shiraz shows plenty of animation and character with a powerful yet balanced structure. Dark berries, plum and chocolate nuances with some mint, vanilla and spice highlight the underlying savoury tones and well integrated oak characters. Supple, textured tannins leave you wanting more. Although cellaring will be rewarded for up to 8 years, we recommend this wine to be served for dinner with a great meal tonight! Pair with Seared rib eye beef fillet with Vincotto glazed sweet potato gnocchi and a salad of rocket, cherry tomato and fetta…. and another bottle!