Barossa Tower Shiraz 2009
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Tasting Notes

This Shiraz is sourced from our Cricket Block vineyard in Tanunda along with four of our loyal growers with vineyards in the sub-regions of Greenock, Kalimna and Nuriootpa. It is this diversity of ‘terroirs’ which enables us to create our house style of Barossa Shiraz with lifted aromas of blackberry, plum and black pepper accompanied by spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate. The finish is long with fine-grained tannins from sixteen months maturation in a combination of new and older American and French oak hogsheads.

Winemaking

The grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were hand plunged spending 7 days on skins at 28°C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press and the wine spent 16 months in a combination of new and older American & French oak hogsheads (300l).

Reviews
Gold Medal
Review by: 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy
Best wines in Australia under $15
Review by: Peter Forrestal, QUAFF 2011

This is light, bright and youthful, with lush, almost syrupy texture, redcurrant and dark plum flavours. It’s oh-so drinkable.

Peter Forrestal

3 STAR WINE
Review by: Decanter Magazine
Intensely fruity wine of semi-dried fruit, spice, blacberry and vanilla. Long and rich dark berry fruit, youthful and refined tannins, with a spicy pepper finish. 3 STAR WINE - DECANTER MAGAZINE, OCTOBER 2011
91 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2012
Gold Medal 2009 Barossa Tower
Review by: 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition
Deep brick red with an opaque core. Lovely savoury notes to the fore on the nose, roasting meat, soy, warmed asian spices, all then couple with the concentrated fruit core of the wine. Black fruits, ripe and ready coat the backbone of tannins and give softness to the savoury chewiness that is the heart of this wine.
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Review by: James Halliday

This very important historic winery building has been brought back to its glory days by South African-born cricket tragic John Geber. This wine is made from 80 year-old vines in a single vineyard at Vine Vale; partial barrel fermentation (doubtless older barrels) and maturation have worked well, without obscuring the varietal fruit. It has enough weight and texture to be enjoyed now, or will benefit from medium-term cellaring. Given its heritage, very good value. James Halliday. 91 Points

1001 WINES UNDER $20 - 2012

 

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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
DATE BOTTLED
May 2010
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.5g/l
ACIDITY
6.50g/L
pH
3.59
MATURATION
New & older French and American oak
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Sold Out
Tasting Notes

This Shiraz is sourced from our Cricket Block vineyard in Tanunda along with four of our loyal growers with vineyards in the sub-regions of Greenock, Kalimna and Nuriootpa. It is this diversity of ‘terroirs’ which enables us to create our house style of Barossa Shiraz with lifted aromas of blackberry, plum and black pepper accompanied by spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate. The finish is long with fine-grained tannins from sixteen months maturation in a combination of new and older American and French oak hogsheads.

Winemaking

The grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were hand plunged spending 7 days on skins at 28°C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press and the wine spent 16 months in a combination of new and older American & French oak hogsheads (300l).

Reviews
Gold Medal

Score: Gold medal
Review by: 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy

Best wines in Australia under $15
Review by: Peter Forrestal, QUAFF 2011

This is light, bright and youthful, with lush, almost syrupy texture, redcurrant and dark plum flavours. It’s oh-so drinkable.

Peter Forrestal

3 STAR WINE

Score: Stars Review by: Decanter Magazine
Intensely fruity wine of semi-dried fruit, spice, blacberry and vanilla. Long and rich dark berry fruit, youthful and refined tannins, with a spicy pepper finish. 3 STAR WINE - DECANTER MAGAZINE, OCTOBER 2011

91 Points

Score: 91 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2012

Gold Medal 2009 Barossa Tower

Score: Gold Medal
Review by: 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition
Deep brick red with an opaque core. Lovely savoury notes to the fore on the nose, roasting meat, soy, warmed asian spices, all then couple with the concentrated fruit core of the wine. Black fruits, ripe and ready coat the backbone of tannins and give softness to the savoury chewiness that is the heart of this wine.

1001 WINES UNDER $20
Review by: James Halliday

This very important historic winery building has been brought back to its glory days by South African-born cricket tragic John Geber. This wine is made from 80 year-old vines in a single vineyard at Vine Vale; partial barrel fermentation (doubtless older barrels) and maturation have worked well, without obscuring the varietal fruit. It has enough weight and texture to be enjoyed now, or will benefit from medium-term cellaring. Given its heritage, very good value. James Halliday. 91 Points

1001 WINES UNDER $20 - 2012

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2005 |  2006 |  2007 |  2008 |  2010 |  2011 |  2012 |  2013 |  2014 |  2015 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
DATE BOTTLED
May 2010
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.5g/l
ACIDITY
6.50g/L
pH
3.59
MATURATION
New & older French and American oak
HI-RES PHOTO
Click here to download.

 

 

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