Price per bottle: $300.00
Region: Barossa Valley, South Australia
Cellar: Will cellar for decades to come
A vivid purple crimson colour. Exceptionally rich and generous aromas, earth, chocolate and licorice hits are followed by an intense array of black fruits with white pepper, pencil shavings, smoked meat and cedar. This is a big wine there is obvious black fruits of all kinds, a earthy character is evident reflecting age plus cassis with a touch of acid which obviously gives longevity. The dense fruit and oak characters have blended together wonderfully and coat the mouth to ensure the finish is epically long and you get some very subtle nutmeg and saddle notes. A big, bold, chunky style of Barossa Valley Shiraz the way it should be.
This wine is sourced from a single old vine vineyard from what we consider one of the Barossa Valley’s finest growers. 2010 was one of the standout vintages of the last decade. An ideal vintage, which gave us the benefit of perfectly, ripened fruit. The smooth flow of vintage allowed us to select specific fruit parcels and allowed us to define the wine as much in the vineyard as the winery. These grapes are brought into the winery, and crushed into old vats where the fermentation is initiated by “wild” yeasts found on the grape skins. Careful extraction and short post fermentation maceration is followed by soft pressing. The wine is transferred into brand new oak barrels where the malolactic fermentation is completed before racking and maturation for 36 months in barrels. A careful assemblage and barrel selection is followed by minimal filtration and bottling.
A wine which will benefit immensely with time in the cellar to settle and develop. It will have a great lifespan of around 15 years plus.Awards:
China Wine & Spirit Awards 2014