Charles Melton `Grains of Paradise` Shiraz 2010 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

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Overview

The Grains of Paradise Shiraz is a testament to Charles Melton’s philosophy to maintain the value and tradition of selecting high quality parcels of fruit from one single vineyard located in the heart of the Barossa Valley that dates back to the early 1900’s.

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

Expert Reviews

The wine spent 2 years on lees in 50/50% French and American oak. An outstanding shiraz from a great vintage, with layer-upon-layer of black fruits, spice and licorice framed by ripe tannins and oak, the latter perfectly balanced and integrated. Despite its complexity and power, it is elegant and little more than medium-bodied. Rating 97 - Drink by 2040 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (SEP/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Good, deep colour.

Aroma

Some oak lift on the nose, but dark spice plums and prunes are the main ingredients upon the first smell.

Palate

Savouring and plummy both at once in the mouth. Excellent weight on the palate with broad sweetness in the mid-palate held in check by firm tannins. A traditional but not ‘old fashioned’ style for those lovers of the Barossa Shiraz’s of the 60’s and 70’s. No new oak was used this year but the wine was matured in ‘second fill’ barriques, providing some cedar nuances amongst the amalgam of dark fruits.

Cellaring

Careful cellaring will allow this wine to develop for at least a decade from the release date.

Vintage
2010
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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Graeme 'Charlie' Melton was one of the wave of mid-80s Barossa winemakers who found themselves inspired by the wines of the Rhone Valley, particularly the red varietals of Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre. Setting up his own winery in 1984, he drew on the lessons he had learnt from a decade of working for Peter Lehman and a trip to France and began to prune his vines vigourously, leaving them unirrigated, to increase fruit intensity at the expense of yield. It worked, stupendously well. Making a Sparkling Shiraz in his first vintage, he stepped out with his own interpretation of the wines from the Chateauneuf du Pape region in the Southern Rhone, and called it 'Nine Popes'. To this day, it is arguably the definitive Australian Grenache blend.Along with the Nine Popes, and the Sparkling Shiraz, Charlie Melton has found enormous popularity with one of Australia's best roses, the Rose of Virginia, named for his wife, old vine Shiraz and Grenache, and one of the Barossa's better Cabernet Sauvignons.His 5-red-star-red-name rating from James Halliday places him in the top 130 or so producers in the country, and deservedly so.

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