Terroirs of The Barossa Lyndoch Shiraz 2007
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Tasting Notes
From a vineyard in the southern end of the Barossa, this 2007 Shiraz has lifted dark berry fruit aromas, with spicy oak. The palate is textured and layered, with the dark berry fruit aromas again coming to the fore. The palate has a long finish, complimented by defining oak tannins. An ideal wine to cellar into the mid term (8-10years) or enjoy now in the exuberance of its youth.
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 : 14.0%

Fermentation : Stainless steel

Vineyard : Lyndoch

Soil : Brown earth and Gravel

Vine Age : 17 yrs

Region : Barossa

Maturation : French & American Oak

Maturation time : 18 months

Bottled : Unfiltered

Cellar 8 - 10 years

Bottled under : Cork

Cases : 400
Reviews
92 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Wine Companion
Quite a rich and very ripe blackberry and fruitcake bouquet pushing the ripeness envelope; some red fruit comes to the fore on the palate, with good weight and depth. Cork. DRINK 2016
Bold and Brooding...
Review by: Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury
Bold and brooding and made for the long term. Matured in a combination of French and American oak, powerfully built, layers of black berry fruit, a solid core of spice, nicely balanced oak and juicy tannins. Drink it with mature cheddar cheese.
90 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Made from 16 year old vines with a production of 400 dozen. Minty Iced Vovo oak, dark chocolate, blackberry and dark fruits plus a little earthiness. It’s pushing full bodied with slightly rugged grainy tannins, but has the right amount of plush fruit to offset them. Acidity a bit intrusive, but a good result from a tricky vintage. Tasted : Mar 10 Closure : Cork Drink : 2010 - 2015

 

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CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Lyndoch
DATE BOTTLED
December 2008
% ALCOHOL
14%
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Tasting Notes
From a vineyard in the southern end of the Barossa, this 2007 Shiraz has lifted dark berry fruit aromas, with spicy oak. The palate is textured and layered, with the dark berry fruit aromas again coming to the fore. The palate has a long finish, complimented by defining oak tannins. An ideal wine to cellar into the mid term (8-10years) or enjoy now in the exuberance of its youth.
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 : 14.0%

Fermentation : Stainless steel

Vineyard : Lyndoch

Soil : Brown earth and Gravel

Vine Age : 17 yrs

Region : Barossa

Maturation : French & American Oak

Maturation time : 18 months

Bottled : Unfiltered

Cellar 8 - 10 years

Bottled under : Cork

Cases : 400
Reviews
92 Points

Score: 92 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Wine Companion
Quite a rich and very ripe blackberry and fruitcake bouquet pushing the ripeness envelope; some red fruit comes to the fore on the palate, with good weight and depth. Cork. DRINK 2016

Bold and Brooding...
Review by: Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury
Bold and brooding and made for the long term. Matured in a combination of French and American oak, powerfully built, layers of black berry fruit, a solid core of spice, nicely balanced oak and juicy tannins. Drink it with mature cheddar cheese.

90 Points

Score: 90 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Made from 16 year old vines with a production of 400 dozen. Minty Iced Vovo oak, dark chocolate, blackberry and dark fruits plus a little earthiness. It’s pushing full bodied with slightly rugged grainy tannins, but has the right amount of plush fruit to offset them. Acidity a bit intrusive, but a good result from a tricky vintage. Tasted : Mar 10 Closure : Cork Drink : 2010 - 2015

 

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