The Château Bethanian Shiraz 2012
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Tasting Notes

Lifted aromas of blackberry, blueberry and black pepper supported by spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate. The extensive finish is framed by elegant, fine-grained from eighteen months’ maturation in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barriques and hogsheads.

Reviews
93 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Black fruit, coffee, coconut and vanilla, lavender perfume and chocolate. Full bodied, smooth glycerol feel in the mouth, with a spicy nougat and blackberry flavour all dipped in chocolate for come-hither Barossa seduction. Acidity is neatly threaded, though pulses a little on the finish, and the length is excellent. Crowd pleasing Barossa Shiraz with a little more finesse than usual. Very good.  

 

 

 

GOLD Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2014
93 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015
From Blocks 11 and 15 of the estate's Bethany vineyard, first planted in '60. The two blocks were picked separately, the fermentation process the same as for the Terroirs of the Barossa wines, oak maturation 18 months. The fruit flavours are slightly sweeter and more spicy, the palate medium-bodied.

 

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WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Bethany, Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.0%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.2g/l
ACIDITY
6.50g/L
pH
3.47
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Tasting Notes

Lifted aromas of blackberry, blueberry and black pepper supported by spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate. The extensive finish is framed by elegant, fine-grained from eighteen months’ maturation in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barriques and hogsheads.

Reviews
93 Points

Score: 93 POINTS
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Black fruit, coffee, coconut and vanilla, lavender perfume and chocolate. Full bodied, smooth glycerol feel in the mouth, with a spicy nougat and blackberry flavour all dipped in chocolate for come-hither Barossa seduction. Acidity is neatly threaded, though pulses a little on the finish, and the length is excellent. Crowd pleasing Barossa Shiraz with a little more finesse than usual. Very good.  

 

 

 

GOLD Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2014

93 Points

Score: 93 POINTS
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015
From Blocks 11 and 15 of the estate's Bethany vineyard, first planted in '60. The two blocks were picked separately, the fermentation process the same as for the Terroirs of the Barossa wines, oak maturation 18 months. The fruit flavours are slightly sweeter and more spicy, the palate medium-bodied.

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2011 |  2013 |  2014 |  2015 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Bethany, Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.0%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.2g/l
ACIDITY
6.50g/L
pH
3.47

 

 

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