Heritage Release Old Vine Shiraz 2021
$35.00 / bottle
Available exclusively to our direct winery customers, this heritage release wine comes from Barossa old vines of at least 35 years in age. Their worthiness has been proven over many vintages, consistently producing fruit for wines of distinction and longevity.
This old vine Shiraz is full of soft, dark cherry fruit, black berries and mocha flavors with rich notes of dark chocolate and subtle oak. The palate is textured and layered, with the dark berry fruit aromas again coming to the fore framed by silky tannins. The palate has a long plush, elegant finish.
SUITABLE FOR VEGANS AND VEGETARIANS
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Superbly ripe and powerfully expressed with blackberry, cracked pepper, cedar and dark chocolate aromas, it's concentrated and sumptuous in the mouth delivering terrific opulence together with velvety texture and beautifully melded tannins. Gratifying and hugely appealing. At its best: now to 2041.
Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot
The team release wines in the ‘Heritage’ series when appropriate. The wines will come from vines at least 35 years of age, and which have proved themselves over time. This wine spent fifteen months in a combination of French and American oak. It is a vibrant purple hue. The nose opens with pleasing plummy touches and mulberries, chocolate, cassis and more chocolate. Reminiscent of the most decadent blackforest cake. Rich and concentrated, but it never loses its fine balance. This is a youthful Barossa Shiraz which is starting to exhibit some early complexity, and shows so much promise. Supple texture, there are abundant but very fine, silky tannins. Nice length and the intensity is maintained for the full journey. Now for the next six to eight years. Like this a lot.
Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion
Old-vine shiraz (35+ years) aged in French and American oak for 15 months. A lovely smelling wine with characters of ripe red and dark plums, blackberry and a splash of cranberry cut through with hints of baking spices, red licorice, purple flowers and blackforest cake. Sprightly yet intense in the mouth with a chalky tannin structure, bright acidity and a morello-cherry twang on the exit.
Berlin Wine Trophy 2023