Barossa Babe Shiraz 2006 (6 x 750mL), Barossa Valley, SA.

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Overview

An invitingly full, voluptuous palate bulging with rich satsuma and blood plums, a mass of black cherry adds a further layer of fleshy depth all fusing with quintessential Barossa oor earthiness, chocolate, and spice. Powerful yet paradoxically soft these concentrated primary characters extend through to a delightful nish of ne lingering tannins and a warming touch of pepper.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Cherry Black with vivid purple hue.

Aroma

A comfortably familiar and warming nose of brooding syrupy dark fruit, earth, leather, mocha and spice.

Palate

An invitingly full, voluptuous palate bulging with rich satsuma and blood plums, a mass of black cherry adds a further layer of fleshy depth all fusing with quintessential Barossa oor earthiness, chocolate, and spice. Powerful yet paradoxically soft these concentrated primary characters extend through to a delightful nish of ne lingering tannins and a warming touch of pepper.

Cellaring Potential

The 2006 will continue to improve in the bottle over the next 15 years or more.

Vintage
2006
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
16%

Winery Profile

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The winter break to the 2006 growing season came very late,and we received virtually zero autumn rain. Just as things started to look desperate, the heavens opened in mid June, where we received over 8 inches of rain in 14 days. This went a good way to recharging the sub-soil moisture levels, and enabledthe planting of cover-crops to commence. The wet winter and spring continued, and we even had therarity of major flooding in Adelaide in October, something which has not happened for over twodecades. Warm, mild spring conditions were generally ideal for flowering and fruit set. Rainfallcontinued during the four month growing season, which signicantly reduced the need to irrigate. TheBarossa Babe utilises the best fruit I can source from Barossa Valley, two years in French oak and afurther two years maturing in bottle prior to release. I am very excited to release this 2006 version toyou, as this refined Babe is an absolute stunner, an out and out glamour ................ in fact I think I love her!

Tim Burvill - Winemaker

Why is Barossa Valley Shiraz so special?/p>

There is Syrah and Shiraz … and there is Barossa Shiraz. While Shiraz was the mainstay of the Australian wine industry for most of its first century, in the Barossa the variety has always had a special mystique.One of the only premium international viticulutral areas not ravaged by phylloxera in the 1800’s, the Barossa remains as a ‘living museum’of the worlds oldest shiraz vineyards. Some of these gnarled and twisted old vines date back to the first days of Barossa settlement in the 1840’s when German and English pioneers planted their treasured cuttings bought with them from Europe. Today, some Barossa vignerons are the sixth generation custodians of these old dry grown vines. Barossa Shiraz has become a unique Australian wine style - in fact, the region claims to own the word. Dark in colour, rich and full-bodied, with intensely concentrated fruit flavour often mellowed by oak maturation, these wines are an international success story.

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