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  • Platinum Medal Winner at Decanter World Wine Awards 2018.
  • Extremely limited edition single vineyard Shiraz- with only 200 cases produced.
  • Produced from the 4 remaining vines planted in 1847- some of the oldest in the world!

Tasting Notes

Colour Dark Red
Nose Primary aromas of concentrated, soft blackberry, dark plum and cherry fruit dominate whilst this wine is in its youth. These are intertwined seamlessly in and around notes of fresh vanilla bean and a faint presence of well integrated oak spice.
Palate Persistent, mouth filling, soft dark fruit flavours emerge straight away and roll through the mid palate all the way to the finish. A fresh acid line helps lift the vibrancy and provides a line of focus and some super fine tannins ensure subtle framing to balance things out and provide a clear edge to the wine.
Food Pairing
Cellaring 15 Plus Years
Notes Produced from an irreplaceable vineyard planted in 1847 (only 11 years after the foundation of Southern Australia) between Jacob's creek and north Para River. 100% Shiraz aged in new and seasoned French oak.
Variety Shiraz
Body Full Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2015
Region Barossa Valley
Country Australia
Sustainability None
Alcohol 14.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Barossa Valley
The Barossa Valley is about an hour and a half drive to the North of Adelaide, in South Australia and is the oldest wine region in the country, founded by German settlers. The region can be credited with putting Australian wine on the world wine map, thanks to Shiraz, which thrives in the warm climate (though Hunter Valley Semillon also contributed.)

For many years traditionalist wine makers thought the grape variety was best suited to the cooler climates of the Rhone Valley and that the variety would cook and in the warmth of the Australian sun. Although South Australian Shiraz is a bigger, beefier wine than its southern French counterpart Syrah, no one can deny the regions propensity to produce world class wines.

Not only Shiraz is cultivated in Barossa Valley, with other red varieties such as Grenache, Mourvedre (Mataro) and to a lesser extent Cabernet Sauvignon. The white varieties that thrive best seem to be Semillon, Chardonnay and Rhone varietals like viognier, Marsanne and Roussane.

The Valley has many subregions which all have unique terroirs. Seppeltsfield, Marananga, Greenock are to name but a few. With a huge number of wineries in such a small area, and a host of accommodation, the region is very popular for wine-tourism. In the words of Master of Wine Jancis Robinson, the Barossa Valley became "Australia's quintessential wine region."
James Halliday
A Leviathan bottle to end all comparisons. Best of all is the wines elegance and balance, the fruits purple and black, the tannins fine and gently persistent, the oak a means to an end. This is only the start of the story for a wine of this stature which will take its next huge step 2047.


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