Box Head Shiraz 2009 (12 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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$14.99 per Bottle
$179.88 per case
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Overview

Once a boxhead, always a boxhead. Research suggests a correlation between square shaped skulls and the production of the finest produce. The squarer the head, the better the wine. But why so many boxhead winemakers in the wine growing regions of South Eastern Australia. A defective gene that has mutated over the generations; or a ‘need to know basis’ top secret government plan for global domination. We may never know.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

The wine displays rich and intense aromatics of raspberry and red current, with a faint hint of vanillin.

Palate

The palate shows great depth of layers, with bright upfront fruit, balanced acidity, subtle tannin structure and the lingering flavours of red berries.

Cellaring Potential

Enjoy now or in the next 5 years.

Winemaking Note

The 2009 season started with above average December rainfall that filled the soil profile and left the vineyards in a strong position for the upcoming ripening period. This was followed by an extreme heat wave in late January/early February that had the positive effect of halting sugar development while allowing continued flavour development. The late vintage conditions were some of the coolest seen in the last decade and resulted in harvest dates 2-3 weeks later than the previous 2 years.

All parcels were crushed, destemmed and left on skins for approximately 10 days during primary ferment. The parcels were then pressed and kept separate for malolactic fermentation. The wine was blended in May 2010 and bottled in July 2010.

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Alcohol
14.5%

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