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  • An exemplary wine of lifted, fruit filled Barossa Valley Shiraz.
  • Textural, structured & generous, with a delicious lingering aftertaste.
  • Toasted French oak spice perfectly compliments fragrant red fruit flavours.
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Purple-Red
Nose Aromas of raspberry, cherry, cranberry and plum stone are complimented by cedar, black pepper and spice.
Palate Warm and full flavoured, displaying generous sweet red fruits, such as ripe cherry, raspberry and plum. Soft mouth-filling tannins carry the frui,t as well as providing structure and length to the wine.
Food Pairing
Cellaring 1-3 Years
Notes Carefully blended and gently pressed into French and American oak for 18 months.
Variety Shiraz
Body Medium - 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."
18.5/20
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Raymond Chan
Full, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour, near impenetrable, a little lighter on the rim. This has a softly full and deep nose with aromas of sweetly ripened dark-red and black plums along with blackberry and boysenberry fruit, entwined with nuances of black pwepper and spices, and sweet oak vanillins. Full-bodied, the palate is succulently rich with very ripe fruit flavours of black plums, boysenberries and blueberries, along with black pepper nuances, unfolding spices and sweet oak, and eucalypt nuances. The mouthfeel is rich and juicy with fine-grained tannin structure in support and a thread of acidity providing energy. The fruitiness carries the wine to a sweet finish balanced by fine, dry textures. This is a rich, juicy and succulently sweet, ripe Shiraz with flavours of black plums and boysenberries, along with pepper, spices and eucalypt. Match with grilled and roasted red meat dishes over the next 8+ years. A barrel selection wine. Shiraz fruit fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 2-5 y.o. French and American oak hogsheads.

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