Grand Barossa Shiraz 2011
Tasting Notes

Grand Barossa Shiraz epitomises the premium international reputation for Shiraz which has made the Barossa Valley famous. Lifted aromas of blackberry, plum and black pepper are accompanied by spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate.

Winemaking

All of the grapes were fermented in small batches to retain their sub-regional characters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the wine spent 7 days on skins at 26°C. All of this encouraged maximum extraction yet retaining the dense, spicy fruit flavours which Shiraz is renowned for. After gentle pressing the wine spent 18 months in seasoned-French & American oak hogsheads. After maturation each parcel was carefully assessed for its unique role in the final blend.

Reviews
89 Points
Review by: Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator
Score: 89 Fresh and vital, offering modest tannins underlining the earthy berry flavors that persist expressively on the finish. Drink now through 2016. 8,000 cases made.  Harvey Steiman
Gold Medal
Review by: China Wine & Spirits Awards 2013
Silver Medal
Review by: New Zealand International Wine Show 2013
Silver Medal
Review by: International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013
Silver Medal
Review by: AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2013
SILVER Medal
Review by: Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2014

 

Tasting Notes

Grand Barossa Shiraz epitomises the premium international reputation for Shiraz which has made the Barossa Valley famous. Lifted aromas of blackberry, plum and black pepper are accompanied by spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate.

Winemaking

All of the grapes were fermented in small batches to retain their sub-regional characters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the wine spent 7 days on skins at 26°C. All of this encouraged maximum extraction yet retaining the dense, spicy fruit flavours which Shiraz is renowned for. After gentle pressing the wine spent 18 months in seasoned-French & American oak hogsheads. After maturation each parcel was carefully assessed for its unique role in the final blend.

Reviews

89 Points

Score: 89 Points
Review by: Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator
Score: 89 Fresh and vital, offering modest tannins underlining the earthy berry flavors that persist expressively on the finish. Drink now through 2016. 8,000 cases made.  Harvey Steiman

Gold Medal

Score: Gold Medal
Review by: China Wine & Spirits Awards 2013

Silver Medal
Review by: New Zealand International Wine Show 2013

Silver Medal
Review by: International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013

Silver Medal
Review by: AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2013

SILVER Medal

Score: SILVER Medal
Review by: Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2014

 

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