The Everest - Old Bush Vine Grenache 2005
Tasting Notes
Dense purple colour, the nose displays notes of blackberry, cherry, lavender and an intense licorice spice. The wine is incredibly dense and multi - layered yet still retains an elegance and softness as well as a textural purity that few wines can achieve. Supple tannins from the gentle press merely complement the fruit, silky and rich yet impressively interwoven into the wine. The fruit/acid balance ensures excellent length and provides a purity of structure for long term ageing.
Winemaking

Fermented in French oak puncheons, hand plunged 3 times daily. Completed MLF in oak and then matured for 16 months in oak, matured on lees to maintain structure and fruit profile, minimal SO2

NB - THREE (3) BOTTLE LIMIT PER CUSTOMER - Strictly allocated

Reviews
93 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Wine Companion
Has good focus and length in a medium-bodied frame; while varietal sweet confiture flavours are there, the slinky, long finish is impressive, as is the price. Cork DRINK 2015 DATE TASTED Feb 08

 

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CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Ralph Fowler & Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
40 year old Grenache vines (100 %)
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
DATE BOTTLED
November 2006
% ALCOHOL
15.5 %
MATURATION
16 months in 2 New French Oak Puncheons (500L)
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Tasting Notes
Dense purple colour, the nose displays notes of blackberry, cherry, lavender and an intense licorice spice. The wine is incredibly dense and multi - layered yet still retains an elegance and softness as well as a textural purity that few wines can achieve. Supple tannins from the gentle press merely complement the fruit, silky and rich yet impressively interwoven into the wine. The fruit/acid balance ensures excellent length and provides a purity of structure for long term ageing.
Winemaking

Fermented in French oak puncheons, hand plunged 3 times daily. Completed MLF in oak and then matured for 16 months in oak, matured on lees to maintain structure and fruit profile, minimal SO2

NB - THREE (3) BOTTLE LIMIT PER CUSTOMER - Strictly allocated

Reviews
93 Points

Score: 93 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Wine Companion
Has good focus and length in a medium-bodied frame; while varietal sweet confiture flavours are there, the slinky, long finish is impressive, as is the price. Cork DRINK 2015 DATE TASTED Feb 08

 

Other Vintages
2006 |  2008 |  2009 |  2010 |  2012 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Ralph Fowler & Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
40 year old Grenache vines (100 %)
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
DATE BOTTLED
November 2006
% ALCOHOL
15.5 %
MATURATION
16 months in 2 New French Oak Puncheons (500L)
HI-RES PHOTO
Click here to download.

 

 

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