The palate is luscious, full bodied fruit flavours fill the mid palate; with hints of licorice, plum and subtle vanilla cream. The wine finishes with fine, silky tannins and a lingering fruit driven finish.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
The 2009 Shiraz is intense red with vibrant purple hues.
The nose shows an array of aromas with ripe plum and dark cherries, which is lifted by fragrant oral and raspberry notes.
The palate is rich and silky, with fruit flavours balanced by hints of chocolate and vanilla. A fine tannin structure supports the flavour to create an elegant and smooth drinking wine.
A wonderful food wine, trying matching with a slow cooked Moroccan Lamb Tangine or a simple steak and vegetables.
The 2009 vintage began earlier than expected, with below average rainfall resulting in lower than average yields. However, an excellent growing season allowed for maximum development
of varietal characters and concentration of avour for which Barossa Shiraz is renowned.
The fruit was crushed and de-stemmed, then fermented in stainless steel tanks for seven days, with temperatures peaking at 26º C early in the fermentation, then brought down to 22ºC, and pumped over three times a day. Free run and pressings were combined for added colour and structure, the wine was then matured in a combination of American and French oak for 12 months.