The Château Bethanian Shiraz 2013
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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 tannins from eighteen months’ maturation in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barriques and hogsheads.

Winemaking

The grapes were destemmed, but not crushed, and spent seven days on their skins in open fermenters to gently extract colour, flavours and tannins. This was followed by careful basket pressing and fermentation in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barrels prior to eighteen months maturation in our cellar.

Vinification

The grapes for the Bethanian Shiraz were grown on the sandy loam soils of an estate in Bethany, a sub-region of the Barossa which was first planted in 1960.

Reviews
91 Points
Review by: James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
The Bethany subregion has delivered a bright, crisp, even shiraz that has a deep, ripe-blackberry fruit core and a wealth of ripe, dark-plum and blackberry fruit. Really nicely built around fine tannins. Balanced and juicy. Drink now. 91/100
SILVER Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2015
91 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Bethanian alludes to the fruit source being a vineyard in the sub-region of Bethany, planted in 1960, though it kind of sounds like a cult. Sumptuous wine loaded with ripe blackberry, choc-vanilla and sage. Medium to full bodied, silky and well rounded with a plump sweet dark fruit,  rum and raisin, well managed acidity and deluxe chocolaty finish – slick of ripe tannin to close. Does the job admirably well.

 

Currently not available for purchase.
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CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
COLOUR
Red
BOUQUET
Aromas of Blackberry, Blueberry and Black Pepper
PALATE
Spicy Dark Berry Fruits
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Bethany, Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.2g/l
ACIDITY
6.50g/L
pH
3.47
MATURATION
18 Months New & Seasoned, French & American Oak
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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 tannins from eighteen months’ maturation in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barriques and hogsheads.

Winemaking

The grapes were destemmed, but not crushed, and spent seven days on their skins in open fermenters to gently extract colour, flavours and tannins. This was followed by careful basket pressing and fermentation in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barrels prior to eighteen months maturation in our cellar.

Vinification

The grapes for the Bethanian Shiraz were grown on the sandy loam soils of an estate in Bethany, a sub-region of the Barossa which was first planted in 1960.

Reviews
91 Points

Score: 91 Points
Review by: James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
The Bethany subregion has delivered a bright, crisp, even shiraz that has a deep, ripe-blackberry fruit core and a wealth of ripe, dark-plum and blackberry fruit. Really nicely built around fine tannins. Balanced and juicy. Drink now. 91/100

SILVER Medal

Score: SILVER Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2015

91 Points

Score: 91 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Bethanian alludes to the fruit source being a vineyard in the sub-region of Bethany, planted in 1960, though it kind of sounds like a cult. Sumptuous wine loaded with ripe blackberry, choc-vanilla and sage. Medium to full bodied, silky and well rounded with a plump sweet dark fruit,  rum and raisin, well managed acidity and deluxe chocolaty finish – slick of ripe tannin to close. Does the job admirably well.

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2011 |  2012 |  2014 |  2015 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
COLOUR
Red
BOUQUET
Aromas of Blackberry, Blueberry and Black Pepper
PALATE
Spicy Dark Berry Fruits
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Bethany, Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.2g/l
ACIDITY
6.50g/L
pH
3.47
MATURATION
18 Months New & Seasoned, French & American Oak

 

 

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