Fire Block `Old Vine` Shiraz 2010 (12 x 750mL), Clare Valley, SA.

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Overview

Intense, tarry Shiraz dominates any oak flavours – the oak only serves to amplify the fruit, and the “tarry” character is indicative of fruit from very old vines. The wide spectrum of generous Shiraz flavours, with some lovely high tones, distinguishes the higher altitude of the Clare Valley from other warm regions. Full palate and smooth, lasting finish.

Region:
SA - Clare Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Dense, inky red-purple; from vines planted in 1926, dry and organically grown; curiously, shows almost no hint of its alcohol, even less of extraction. It is still opaque and tied up in itself, but is well worth watching over this decade. Rating 91 - Drink by 2020 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (SEP/2012)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Red to purple, nearly opaque.

Aroma/Palate

Intense, tarry Shiraz dominates any oak flavours – the oak only serves to amplify the fruit, and the “tarry” character is indicative of fruit from very old vines. The wide spectrum of generous Shiraz flavours, with some lovely high tones, distinguishes the higher altitude of the Clare Valley from other warm regions. Full palate and smooth, lasting finish.

Cellaring

This is a lovely example of old vine Shiraz from a good vintage. It will soften over the next 5 – 7 years, and live for many more.

Vintage
2010
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
15.2%

Winery Profile

Fireblock (formerly Old Station Vineyard) is owned by Bill and Noel Ireland, who purchased the almost-70-year-old Watervale vineyard in 1995. The vines planted in 1926 (3ha of shiraz and 2ha of grenache) are dry-grown, the riesling (1ha) was replanted to the Geisenheim clone in 2008 when town water became available. Watervale Riesling, Old Vine Shiraz and Old Vine Grenache are skilfully contract-made, winning trophies and gold medals at capital city wine shows

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