Terroirs of The Barossa Greenock Shiraz 2007
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Tasting Notes
The dark, brooding regional characters of plum and liquorice are to the fore of this wine. The palate is focused and linear, with dark bitter chocolate notes and an elegant long persistent finish. We recommend cellaring for 10 years.
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.
Further maturation in a mixture of French and American Oak for 18 months has resulted in a wine of great structure and finesse.

Winemaker : Tim Smith
Alc : 14.5%
pH : 3.72
TA : 7.54 g/L
RS : 4.40 g/L
Fermentation : Stainless steel
Vineyard : Greenock
Soil : Heavy brown earths
Vine Age : 65 yrs +
Region : Barossa
Maturation : French & American Oak
Maturation time : 18 months
Bottled : Unfiltered
Cellar : 8 - 10 years
Bottled under : Cork
Cases : 60

Reviews
Trophy, Best Shiraz 2007 or Younger
Review by: Marananga Wine Show 2009
Trophy, Best Wine in Show
Review by: Marananga Wine Show 2009
The cooperages 1912 award for the Best Wine of the Show.
it's a cracking red...
Review by: Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury
Just 60 cases of this were made and that’s a pity because it’s a cracking red. Made from the fruit off vines more than 60 years old, it’s smooth and supple with lickings of berry and plum fruit, prominent chocolate characters, nicely balanced and fine, silky tannins. Drink it with venison.
93 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Only 60 dozen made from 65 year old vines. Has rich dark cherry fruit backed with minty toasted coconut oak, some dark chocolate and a little black pepper…and there may or may not be a dormant bandage-like character lurking here - only time will tell. It’s full bodied with a flood of sweet black fruit and earthiness that really fills the mouth. Tannins are a little gritty and robust, but all in all, it really hits the spot. Show winning style - drink now and enjoy the ride - very good wine.Tasted : Mar 10 Closure : Cork Drink : 2010 - 2013  

 

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CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
100 % Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.5 %
RESIDUAL SUGAR
4.4g/L
ACIDITY
7.54 g/L
pH
3.72
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Sold Out
Tasting Notes
The dark, brooding regional characters of plum and liquorice are to the fore of this wine. The palate is focused and linear, with dark bitter chocolate notes and an elegant long persistent finish. We recommend cellaring for 10 years.
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.
Further maturation in a mixture of French and American Oak for 18 months has resulted in a wine of great structure and finesse.

Winemaker : Tim Smith
Alc : 14.5%
pH : 3.72
TA : 7.54 g/L
RS : 4.40 g/L
Fermentation : Stainless steel
Vineyard : Greenock
Soil : Heavy brown earths
Vine Age : 65 yrs +
Region : Barossa
Maturation : French & American Oak
Maturation time : 18 months
Bottled : Unfiltered
Cellar : 8 - 10 years
Bottled under : Cork
Cases : 60

Reviews
Trophy, Best Shiraz 2007 or Younger

Score: Trophy - Best Shiraz 2007 or Younger
Review by: Marananga Wine Show 2009

Trophy, Best Wine in Show

Score: Trophy - Best Wine in Show
Review by: Marananga Wine Show 2009
The cooperages 1912 award for the Best Wine of the Show.

it's a cracking red...
Review by: Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury
Just 60 cases of this were made and that’s a pity because it’s a cracking red. Made from the fruit off vines more than 60 years old, it’s smooth and supple with lickings of berry and plum fruit, prominent chocolate characters, nicely balanced and fine, silky tannins. Drink it with venison.

93 Points

Score: 93 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Only 60 dozen made from 65 year old vines. Has rich dark cherry fruit backed with minty toasted coconut oak, some dark chocolate and a little black pepper…and there may or may not be a dormant bandage-like character lurking here - only time will tell. It’s full bodied with a flood of sweet black fruit and earthiness that really fills the mouth. Tannins are a little gritty and robust, but all in all, it really hits the spot. Show winning style - drink now and enjoy the ride - very good wine.Tasted : Mar 10 Closure : Cork Drink : 2010 - 2013  

 

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

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
100 % Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.5 %
RESIDUAL SUGAR
4.4g/L
ACIDITY
7.54 g/L
pH
3.72
HI-RES PHOTO
Click here to download.

 

 

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