Barossa Tower Shiraz 2011
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Tasting Notes

Our house style of Barossa Shiraz has 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 fifteen months’ maturation in both new and seasoned American and French oak barrels.

Although drinking well now this wine may be cellared for up to five years from vintage.

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 15 months in a combination of new and seasoned American & French oak hogsheads (300l).This Shiraz is sourced from the Cricket and Top Blocks of our Estate vineyard in Tanunda as well as from three of our loyal growers with vineyards in the Barossa sub-regions of Greenock, Kalimna and Stonewell.

Reviews
90 Points
Review by: Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age, Epicure
From historic Chateau Tanunda, this Barossa shiraz has berry, plum, sweet spice and cedary aromas that are immediately inviting. In the mouth, it's a combination of ripe fruit and spice.
91 Points & Special Value
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015
Medium red-purple, bright and clear; the grapes come from four districts across the Barossa Valley, and is a decidedly handsome wine, with no wet vintage signs; instead there are attractive plum and blackberry fruits, a touch of integrated oak, and fine tannins. Great value.
Berlin Wine Trophy 2013

 

Currently not available for purchase.
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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
DATE BOTTLED
September 2012
% ALCOHOL
14.0%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
0.4g/l
ACIDITY
7.30g/L
pH
3.46
MATURATION
New & seasoned French and American oak
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Barossa Tower Shiraz 2011
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Tasting Notes

Our house style of Barossa Shiraz has 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 fifteen months’ maturation in both new and seasoned American and French oak barrels.

Although drinking well now this wine may be cellared for up to five years from vintage.

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 15 months in a combination of new and seasoned American & French oak hogsheads (300l).This Shiraz is sourced from the Cricket and Top Blocks of our Estate vineyard in Tanunda as well as from three of our loyal growers with vineyards in the Barossa sub-regions of Greenock, Kalimna and Stonewell.

Reviews
90 Points

Score: 90 Points
Review by: Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age, Epicure
From historic Chateau Tanunda, this Barossa shiraz has berry, plum, sweet spice and cedary aromas that are immediately inviting. In the mouth, it's a combination of ripe fruit and spice.

91 Points & Special Value

Score: 91 Points & Special Value
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015
Medium red-purple, bright and clear; the grapes come from four districts across the Barossa Valley, and is a decidedly handsome wine, with no wet vintage signs; instead there are attractive plum and blackberry fruits, a touch of integrated oak, and fine tannins. Great value.

Berlin Wine Trophy 2013

Score: Gold Medal

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2005 |  2006 |  2007 |  2008 |  2009 |  2010 |  2012 |  2013 |  2014 |  2015 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
DATE BOTTLED
September 2012
% ALCOHOL
14.0%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
0.4g/l
ACIDITY
7.30g/L
pH
3.46
MATURATION
New & seasoned French and American oak

 

 

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Barossa Tower Shiraz 2011