Terroirs of The Barossa Greenock Shiraz 2009
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Tasting Notes

The dark, brooding regional characters of plum, red cherry and liquorice are all 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.

Reviews
Silver Medal
Review by: Syrah Du Monde 2011
Gold Medal
Review by: 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy
92 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2012
Deep colour, bright; while rich and full of dense black fruits, bitter chocolate and mocha notes, the palate delivers an amalgam of red and black fruits and generous toasty oak; long, dark and big boned from start to finish.
Top of Class
Review by: Winestate, Winestate Magazine
Excellent deep red colour, with lifted dusty vanillin oak aromas threaded through with red berry fruits. Beautiful palate-soft and long with lots of appealing mocha characters. July 2010 
World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge VI
Review by: Winestate, Winestate Magazine
Rich, complex and woody style. The smoky bacon oak characters are in balance with the spicy berry fruits. Good palate length with a nice structure and lots of flavour. JULY 2011 
Cleverly crafted...
Review by: Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury
Matured in a combination of French and American oak, textured and cleverly crafted, cherry and plum fruit profile, chocolate, spice and licorice, juicy tannins, length to burn. 23rd April, 2011 
5 STAR WINE - TOP OF TASTING
Review by: Decanter Magazine
Toasty mocha, cigar box, high-quality oak and baked dark fruit on the nose. Brilliant silky texture, bags of cocoa and sweet vanilla oak, with a rich mocha finish. Classic Barossa which is elegant and well balanced. TOP OF TASTING #1 of 253 Australian Shiraz wines OCTOBER 2011
91 points
Review by: Huon Hooke, Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine
The colour is a deep, rich red -purple and the bouquet leads with toasty charred oak that adds a caramelised aspect to rich plummy fruit. It's quite essency in the mouth, with velvety tannins and attractive savoury qualities. Oct/Nov 2011
Silver Medal
Review by: 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition
91 Points
Review by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2009 Terroirs of the Barossa Greenock Shiraz presents aromas of ripe, lifted cassis, crushed blackberries over an undercurrent of cedar, toast, anise and coffee. Full bodied and concentrated on the palate, it has a medium-firm level of finely grained tannins, crisp acid and a long finish. Approachable now, it should cellar nicely to 2022 Drink: 2012 – 2022

 

Currently not available for purchase.
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CLOSURE
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WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
GREENOCK - Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.5
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.50g/L
ACIDITY
6.34g/L
pH
3.51
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Tasting Notes

The dark, brooding regional characters of plum, red cherry and liquorice are all 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.

Reviews
Silver Medal

Score: Silver Medal
Review by: Syrah Du Monde 2011

Gold Medal

Score: Gold Medal
Review by: 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy

92 Points

Score: 92 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2012
Deep colour, bright; while rich and full of dense black fruits, bitter chocolate and mocha notes, the palate delivers an amalgam of red and black fruits and generous toasty oak; long, dark and big boned from start to finish.

Top of Class

Score: Stars
Review by: Winestate, Winestate Magazine
Excellent deep red colour, with lifted dusty vanillin oak aromas threaded through with red berry fruits. Beautiful palate-soft and long with lots of appealing mocha characters. July 2010 

World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge VI

Score: Stars
Review by: Winestate, Winestate Magazine
Rich, complex and woody style. The smoky bacon oak characters are in balance with the spicy berry fruits. Good palate length with a nice structure and lots of flavour. JULY 2011 

Cleverly crafted...
Review by: Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury
Matured in a combination of French and American oak, textured and cleverly crafted, cherry and plum fruit profile, chocolate, spice and licorice, juicy tannins, length to burn. 23rd April, 2011 

5 STAR WINE - TOP OF TASTING

Score: Stars Review by: Decanter Magazine
Toasty mocha, cigar box, high-quality oak and baked dark fruit on the nose. Brilliant silky texture, bags of cocoa and sweet vanilla oak, with a rich mocha finish. Classic Barossa which is elegant and well balanced. TOP OF TASTING #1 of 253 Australian Shiraz wines OCTOBER 2011

91 points

Score: Stars, 91 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine
The colour is a deep, rich red -purple and the bouquet leads with toasty charred oak that adds a caramelised aspect to rich plummy fruit. It's quite essency in the mouth, with velvety tannins and attractive savoury qualities. Oct/Nov 2011

Silver Medal

Score: Silver Medal
Review by: 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition

91 Points

Score: 91 Points
Review by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2009 Terroirs of the Barossa Greenock Shiraz presents aromas of ripe, lifted cassis, crushed blackberries over an undercurrent of cedar, toast, anise and coffee. Full bodied and concentrated on the palate, it has a medium-firm level of finely grained tannins, crisp acid and a long finish. Approachable now, it should cellar nicely to 2022 Drink: 2012 – 2022

 

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

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
GREENOCK - Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.5
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.50g/L
ACIDITY
6.34g/L
pH
3.51

 

 

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