Barossa Babe Shiraz 2007 (6 x 750mL), Barossa Valley, 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

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Overview

A supple palate full of dense dark berry fruit and stewed plums, delivered with rich mouth-coating veins of rum and raisin chocolate, toasty oak and nutmeg/mace like spice. The harmonisation of the fruit and textural elements allows this primary expression of the vineyards to extend out of the mid palate. Finishing with a firm backbone of lingering dry tannins and a warm satisfying finish.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Violet red with a ruby hue.

Aroma

A fragrant measure of archetypal Barossa earthiness, black cherries with wafts of leather, spice and mint.

Palate

A supple palate full of dense dark berry fruit and stewed plums, delivered with rich mouth-coating veins of rum and raisin chocolate, toasty oak and nutmeg/mace like spice. The harmonisation of the fruit and textural elements allows this primary expression of the vineyards to extend out of the mid palate. Finishing with a firm backbone of lingering dry tannins and a warm satisfying finish.

Food Matching

Due to the season this release, of Barossa Babe is slightly less overt in style than its forerunner but no less food friendly and an enticing match for roast guinea fowl or pink roasted lamb racks.

Winemakers comments

The 2007 vintage will be remembered for the tiny crops. An extremely dry lead-up to the vintage, with virtually no spring rainfall, resulted in yields from the old vines we source our fruit from being down by 70% on their average. However, what we lost in quantity, we made up for in quality. The small berries resulted in extremely concentrated colour, !avour and tannins. Two years in French oak followed by a further two years in bottle prior to release has allowed the tannins to soften and integrate perfectly with the fruit and oak. This wine will continue to improve with age. What a babe!

Vintage
2007
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
15%

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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