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.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
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
Good, deep colour.
Some oak lift on the nose, but dark spice plums and prunes are the main ingredients upon the first smell.
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.
Careful cellaring will allow this wine to develop for at least a decade from the release date.