The Everest - Old Bush Vine Grenache 2009
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Tasting Notes

Dense purple colour, the nose displays notes of blueberry, kirsch, marzipan 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

The grapes are destemmed and fermented in a small open new French puncheon over 18 days for extended skin contact. We gently hand plunge the must several times per day for a gentle extraction of aromas, colour and tannin.

Prior to basket pressing, the finest part of the must is run off and racked to new French oak to naturally complete malolactic fermentation before before 20 months maturation on lees in our cellars. 

Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Minimum 3 years bottle agining before release. 

Reviews
96 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013 Edition
Good colour; it would seem that only one barrique was made of this wine, and I have to admit this is an exceptional Barossa Valley grenache, with real depth to the flavour, the red fruits having swallowed up the oak, having spent 20 months in the barrique on lees. The points awarded also reflect the degree of difficulty inherent in achieving this result. Drink By: 2025 Date Tasted: 17 Mar 2012 Published: 17 Jul 2012
95 + Points
Review by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, www.erobertparker.com
Deep garnet in color, the 2009 The Everest Old Bush Vine Grenache offers an incredibly alluring nose of raspberry preserves, fresh lavender, mandarin peel and spice cake with hints of dried mint, potpourri and Ceylon tea. Full bodied, rich and luscious in the mouth, the generous flesh is well supported by crisp acid and a medium level of silky tannins, finishing long and spicy. Delicious now, it promises to get better and better and should drink to 2024+.
98 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
Medium deep red colour, with the merest tinge of purple. The aromas are spicy and quite minty, slightly medicinal, aniseed, black fruit and red fruits, a hint of licorice, fathomlessly complex. The palate is lusciously rich and fruit-sweet, gorgeous and captivating. A blinder of a wine. Sweet, with a touch of firmness on the finish and a clean aftertaste that seems to linger forever.

 

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

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
40 year old Grenache vines (100 %)
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley (Greenock)
% ALCOHOL
15 %

 

 

Sold Out
Tasting Notes

Dense purple colour, the nose displays notes of blueberry, kirsch, marzipan 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

The grapes are destemmed and fermented in a small open new French puncheon over 18 days for extended skin contact. We gently hand plunge the must several times per day for a gentle extraction of aromas, colour and tannin.

Prior to basket pressing, the finest part of the must is run off and racked to new French oak to naturally complete malolactic fermentation before before 20 months maturation on lees in our cellars. 

Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Minimum 3 years bottle agining before release. 

Reviews
96 Points

Score: 96 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013 Edition
Good colour; it would seem that only one barrique was made of this wine, and I have to admit this is an exceptional Barossa Valley grenache, with real depth to the flavour, the red fruits having swallowed up the oak, having spent 20 months in the barrique on lees. The points awarded also reflect the degree of difficulty inherent in achieving this result. Drink By: 2025 Date Tasted: 17 Mar 2012 Published: 17 Jul 2012

95 + Points

Score: 95 + Points
Review by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, www.erobertparker.com
Deep garnet in color, the 2009 The Everest Old Bush Vine Grenache offers an incredibly alluring nose of raspberry preserves, fresh lavender, mandarin peel and spice cake with hints of dried mint, potpourri and Ceylon tea. Full bodied, rich and luscious in the mouth, the generous flesh is well supported by crisp acid and a medium level of silky tannins, finishing long and spicy. Delicious now, it promises to get better and better and should drink to 2024+.

98 Points

Score: 98 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
Medium deep red colour, with the merest tinge of purple. The aromas are spicy and quite minty, slightly medicinal, aniseed, black fruit and red fruits, a hint of licorice, fathomlessly complex. The palate is lusciously rich and fruit-sweet, gorgeous and captivating. A blinder of a wine. Sweet, with a touch of firmness on the finish and a clean aftertaste that seems to linger forever.

 

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

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
40 year old Grenache vines (100 %)
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley (Greenock)
% ALCOHOL
15 %

 

 

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