Bowen Estate Shiraz 2014 (12 x 750mL) Coonawarra, SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
$28.99 per Bottle
$347.88 per case

Overview

One of the Coonawarra's most compelling cases for Shiraz, Bowen Estate's meritorious achievements really do begin in the vineyard. The fruit of intensive viticultural management and judicious selection, it is ultimately the quality of grapes extracted from the vine which dictates the splendour in this cardinal construct of Coonawarra Shiraz.

Bowen hold a very strong belief in an old fashioned hand pruning of vines. Such care improves evenness of budburst, bunch exposure and ripeness, for restricted yields of the most intensely flavoured Cabernet Sauvignon. It is this special quality of fruit which translates into benchmark Coonawarra efforts. Shiraz grapes are harvested, crushed and vinified on skins for five days. A third of the fruit is barrel fermented in new wood each year. Batches are monitored through to completion of malolactic, racked off settled lees solids and matured twenty months in a selection of 225 litres American oak barriques

Region:
SA - Coonawarra
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

There's pure blackcurrant fruit opening the batting on both the bouquet and medium-bodied palate, with mulberry, Coonawarra earth, cedar, a wisp of mint and a flash of red berry joining the dots. Doesn' t demand time it's so well balanced, but will certainly enjoy its 10th birthday.

Rated 96 by James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion. (Mar/2016)

Winery Tasting Notes

The opulent nature of Bowen Shiraz is evident from the moment it's poured into your glass. A bouquet rich in plum fruit characters and spicy oak overtones which add to the complexity. Ripe and generous well rounded palate is enhanced by elegant and finely balanced Coonawarra tannins supported by spicy American oak. Drinking well now, the depth of structure will continue to evolve. Serve with casseroles, tagines and tomato meat pasta recipes.

Vintage
2014
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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The Bowen Estate vineyards were established in 1972. Doug and Joy Bowen, joined by their daughter Emma continue the tradition of producing classic Coonawarra wines from hand pruned vines. The vineyards are situated in the heart of Coonawarra on prime terra rossa soil.

With over 30 vintages produced at Bowen Estate, the wines consistently reflect the true characteristics of the area. Emma Bowen now working with her parents, only enhances the continuity of the classic Coonawarra style.

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