The Everest - The Château Cru Shiraz 2010
Tasting Notes

Dense ruby colour, with an intense, enticing nose of rich, red berry fruits and subtle French oak. The wine is incredibly dense and focussed with a richness and purity that simply exudes top class Barossa Shiraz. Rich dark chocolate, mocha and cedar spice are all to the fore but the central core is highly focussed.
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 open fermenters over 9 day period, daily hand plunging & pump overs. Only the highest quality, drainings run off to complete MLF in oak and then matured for 24 months in French oak, matured on lees to maintain structure and fruit profile.

Reviews
GOLD Medal
Review by: International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014
“Wonderful nose on this inky deep red wine. Black Forest gateau and gingerbread! Hints of violets and concentrated fruits, blackberry, damson, plums, cassis and framboise with touches of herb and anise. Dense chocolatey tannins and malty oak combine with the intense fruit/spice/herb/earth/mineral flavours to produce a mighty smooth, glossy palate. Old vine complexity shows on the rich elongated finish.”
98 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
Deep red/purple colour; earthy dusty aromas with some vegemite notes. The wine is super-rich and lusciously fruited, a gorgeous full-bodied and dense wine, with sensational flavour and length. Great flavour, power, seamless texture - a wine of grandeur.
95 Points, Top Cellaring Selections
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Magazine
From two famous vineyards, open-fermented and hand-plunged, basket-pressed to one new French puncheon and two used barriques for 2 years maturation, 90 dozen made. An Everest indeed, but K2 Mountain might have been the better proposition, for the fruit power has been boosted by the alcohol. 
93+ Points
Review by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple in color and endowed with a complex nose of blackberry preserves, creme de cassis and dried plums layered over an undercurrent of sandalwood, star anise, Chinese five spice and dark chocolate, the big, full-bodied and voluptuous 2010 The Everest Shiraz is loaded with black fruits in the mouth with medium to firm levels of fine-grained tannins and balanced acid supporting the generous fruit character. The spicy finish keeps going on for a long while. Drink it now to 2022+.

 

$250.00 per bottle


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CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz 100%
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
15 %
MATURATION
24 months in two new French oak Puncheons (500L)
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Tasting Notes

Dense ruby colour, with an intense, enticing nose of rich, red berry fruits and subtle French oak. The wine is incredibly dense and focussed with a richness and purity that simply exudes top class Barossa Shiraz. Rich dark chocolate, mocha and cedar spice are all to the fore but the central core is highly focussed.
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 open fermenters over 9 day period, daily hand plunging & pump overs. Only the highest quality, drainings run off to complete MLF in oak and then matured for 24 months in French oak, matured on lees to maintain structure and fruit profile.

Reviews
GOLD Medal

Score: GOLD Medal
Review by: International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014
“Wonderful nose on this inky deep red wine. Black Forest gateau and gingerbread! Hints of violets and concentrated fruits, blackberry, damson, plums, cassis and framboise with touches of herb and anise. Dense chocolatey tannins and malty oak combine with the intense fruit/spice/herb/earth/mineral flavours to produce a mighty smooth, glossy palate. Old vine complexity shows on the rich elongated finish.”

98 Points

Score: 98 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
Deep red/purple colour; earthy dusty aromas with some vegemite notes. The wine is super-rich and lusciously fruited, a gorgeous full-bodied and dense wine, with sensational flavour and length. Great flavour, power, seamless texture - a wine of grandeur.

95 Points, Top Cellaring Selections

Score: 95 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Magazine
From two famous vineyards, open-fermented and hand-plunged, basket-pressed to one new French puncheon and two used barriques for 2 years maturation, 90 dozen made. An Everest indeed, but K2 Mountain might have been the better proposition, for the fruit power has been boosted by the alcohol. 

93+ Points

Score: 93+ Points
Review by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple in color and endowed with a complex nose of blackberry preserves, creme de cassis and dried plums layered over an undercurrent of sandalwood, star anise, Chinese five spice and dark chocolate, the big, full-bodied and voluptuous 2010 The Everest Shiraz is loaded with black fruits in the mouth with medium to firm levels of fine-grained tannins and balanced acid supporting the generous fruit character. The spicy finish keeps going on for a long while. Drink it now to 2022+.

 

$250.00 per bottle


Other Vintages
2005 |  2008 |  2009 |  2012 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz 100%
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
15 %
MATURATION
24 months in two new French oak Puncheons (500L)
HI-RES PHOTO
Click here to download.

 

 

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