This is a stunning expression of prestige Barossa Shiraz from master blender and winemaker Peter Jorgensen. It’s opulent and powerful, like the 2009, but reflects the sophistication and elegance from the 2010 vintage. The textural richness adds an extra dimension to the rugged Barossa experience.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
The colour is opaque purplish black with dark crimson hues and long glycerol legs clinging to the side of the glass.
The perfume is highly concentrated but refined and long. Blackberry and plum fruit combine with sweet vanillin oak, coconut and dried herbs with a rich estery lift of heady alcohol and peppery spice.
The opening palate is full of luscious ripe berries and builds slowly to reveal complex smoked meats, leather and rich dark chocolate. The tannin structure is firm and gripping with heightened acid lift filling the mid palate and carrying the oak and sumptuous brandy soaked fruits to the back palate.
In 3 – 5 years this Shiraz will mellow and blossom into a truly elegant and sophisticated statement of Barossa character fitting of a grand banquet. In the short term its flavours are bold and dominating and are best enjoyed with a gourmet platter of rustic country delicacies … chunky slices of spicy mettwurst, pickled gherkins, tasty vintage cheddar and crusty bread.
This is a very powerful wine and whilst still showing some of the rugged characteristics of youth, it clearly has a sophisticated pedigree and will develop beautifully with age. It needs plenty of breathing after opening and would benefit from decanting. The screw cap closure will prevent any risk of cork taint but it will need cool dark conditions for extended cellaring. It’s a wine that will comfortably survive till the next generation.