Terroirs of The Barossa Lyndoch Shiraz 2009
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Tasting Notes

From a vineyard in the southern end of the Barossa, this 2009 Shiraz is full of soft, dark cherry fruit with rich kirsch like notes, dark chocolate and 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.

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
Gold Medal
Review by: 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy
93 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2012
Deep purple-crimson, although it does point to no filtration; open-fermented and basket-pressed, the wine has good balance and mouthfeel; blackberry and plum fruit rest on ripe tannins and judicious oak usage.
4 Stars
Review by: Winestate, Winewise
Great colour, stylish cedary oak and generous mulberry varietal fruit wrapped in drying tannins and complemented with attractive spicy elements. July/August 2010
4 Stars
Review by: Winestate, Winestate Magazine
Young and astringent wine with reasonable weight of juicy varietal fruits, vanillin oak and exhibiting plenty of black pepper characters. Worlds Greatest Shiraz Challenge VI
Gold Medal
Review by: Barossa Wine Show 2011
Super Shiraz
Review by: Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury
Super shiraz, chocolate, spice and all things nice, black fruit on the nose and palate, cleverly oaked, rounded tannins. 23rd April 2011
4 STARS
Review by: Decanter Magazine, Decanter Magazine
Lively aroma of blackberry, black cherry, blueberry and mocha coffee. Lovely balance of fruit and fresh acidity, it offers great length and character with a nice mocha finish. Needs time to integrate. October 2011
Gold Medal
Review by: 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition
Deep inky colour to rim. The nose reveals some earthy characters, subtle herbal hints and very lush ripe black fruits. Quite a herbal/floral top note to this wine, red berry concentration flowing over the very ripe cassis and cherry fruit. Distinct layers on the palate good concentration with very nice tannin structure, it lends itself to more of a medium weight style which shows grace and elegance rather than relying on power.
Top 100
Review by: Adelaide Review - Top 100 Wines for 2011/12
Perfumed fruits leap from the rim, riotous, dense and fleshy built around a foundation of quality French oak. 2011/12
Highly Commended
Review by: 2012 Sydney International Wine Competition
92+ Points
Review by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate
Deep purple-black colored, the 2009 Terroirs of the Barossa Lyndoch Shiraz is scented of warm plums, mulberries, spice box and chocolate with nuances of duck breast and damp loam. Full bodied with generous, mouth-filling fruit, it’s well structured with a medium to firm level of grainy tannins and refreshing acid, finishing long and spicy. Drink this one 2013 to 2022+ Drink: 2013 – 2022  
5 Stars
Review by: Winestate Magazine

 

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CLOSURE
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WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
LYNDOCH - Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
1.80 g/L
ACIDITY
6.74 g/L
pH
3.51
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Tasting Notes

From a vineyard in the southern end of the Barossa, this 2009 Shiraz is full of soft, dark cherry fruit with rich kirsch like notes, dark chocolate and 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.

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
Gold Medal

Score: Gold Medal
Review by: 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy

93 Points

Score: 93 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2012
Deep purple-crimson, although it does point to no filtration; open-fermented and basket-pressed, the wine has good balance and mouthfeel; blackberry and plum fruit rest on ripe tannins and judicious oak usage.

4 Stars

Score: Stars
Review by: Winestate, Winewise
Great colour, stylish cedary oak and generous mulberry varietal fruit wrapped in drying tannins and complemented with attractive spicy elements. July/August 2010

4 Stars
Review by: Winestate, Winestate Magazine
Young and astringent wine with reasonable weight of juicy varietal fruits, vanillin oak and exhibiting plenty of black pepper characters. Worlds Greatest Shiraz Challenge VI

Gold Medal

Score: Gold Medal
Review by: Barossa Wine Show 2011

Super Shiraz
Review by: Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury
Super shiraz, chocolate, spice and all things nice, black fruit on the nose and palate, cleverly oaked, rounded tannins. 23rd April 2011

4 STARS

Score: Stars
Review by: Decanter Magazine, Decanter Magazine
Lively aroma of blackberry, black cherry, blueberry and mocha coffee. Lovely balance of fruit and fresh acidity, it offers great length and character with a nice mocha finish. Needs time to integrate. October 2011

Gold Medal

Score: Gold Medal
Review by: 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition
Deep inky colour to rim. The nose reveals some earthy characters, subtle herbal hints and very lush ripe black fruits. Quite a herbal/floral top note to this wine, red berry concentration flowing over the very ripe cassis and cherry fruit. Distinct layers on the palate good concentration with very nice tannin structure, it lends itself to more of a medium weight style which shows grace and elegance rather than relying on power.

Top 100
Review by: Adelaide Review - Top 100 Wines for 2011/12
Perfumed fruits leap from the rim, riotous, dense and fleshy built around a foundation of quality French oak. 2011/12

Highly Commended

Score: Highly Commended
Review by: 2012 Sydney International Wine Competition

92+ Points

Score: 92+ Points
Review by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate
Deep purple-black colored, the 2009 Terroirs of the Barossa Lyndoch Shiraz is scented of warm plums, mulberries, spice box and chocolate with nuances of duck breast and damp loam. Full bodied with generous, mouth-filling fruit, it’s well structured with a medium to firm level of grainy tannins and refreshing acid, finishing long and spicy. Drink this one 2013 to 2022+ Drink: 2013 – 2022  

5 Stars

Score: Stars Review by: Winestate Magazine

 

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

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
LYNDOCH - Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
1.80 g/L
ACIDITY
6.74 g/L
pH
3.51

 

 

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