100 Year Old Vines Shiraz 2006
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Tasting Notes
The classic regional characters of dark, spicy plums are allcomplimented by the subtle vanillin tones of old American oak, which also helpslengthen the palate of the wine with fine grained tannins. We recommendcellaring for 10 years.
Winemaking
Hand picked, basket pressed and unfiltered, the gentle unobtrusive winemaking has captured the subtle and intriguing characters of these Shiraz Vines.
The grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were hand plunged spending 7 days on skins at 28° C. Further maturation in four year old American Oak Hogsheads for 15 months has resulted in a wine of great structure and finesse.

Winemaker : Tim Smith

Alc : 15.0%

Fermentation : Stainless steel

Vine Age : 100 yrs +

Region : Barossa Valley

Maturation : American Oak

Maturation time : 15 months

Bottled : Unfiltered

Cellar : 10 - 15 years

Bottled under : Cork

Cases : 400

Reviews
4 Stars
Review by: Winestate
Winestate Shiraz Challlenge III
'It's a lovely wine'...
Review by: Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury
The hand-picked fruit used for this classic Barossa shiraz from one of Australia's iconic wineries was sourced from 100-year-old vines. It's a lovely wine, supple and smooth in the mouth, lickings of plum and berry fruit on the nose and palate, integrated spicy characters, great oak and fine tannins. Drink it with porterhouse steak.
This is a superb wine
Review by: Franz Scheurer, Australian Gourmet Pages
This is a superb wine made from low yielding, concentrated fruit from a vineyard with more than 100 year old vines. It’s classic Barossa Shiraz with spicy plums and vanilla aromas from the American oak, which are confirmed on the palate with well-structured, fine tannins. The fruit is hand picked, basket pressed and bottled unfiltered at 15.5% a/v. This is a superb wine and if you like classic Barossa Shiraz this is one of the most typical. Try to get your hands on some and lay it down for 5 to 10 years.
90 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Wine Companion
Is very ripe with a little desiccated fruit on the bouquet; the alcohol really dominates, but there is an abundance of sweet fruit there; a little freshness would not go astray. Cork. DRINK 2016

 

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Tasting Notes
The classic regional characters of dark, spicy plums are allcomplimented by the subtle vanillin tones of old American oak, which also helpslengthen the palate of the wine with fine grained tannins. We recommendcellaring for 10 years.
Winemaking
Hand picked, basket pressed and unfiltered, the gentle unobtrusive winemaking has captured the subtle and intriguing characters of these Shiraz Vines.
The grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were hand plunged spending 7 days on skins at 28° C. Further maturation in four year old American Oak Hogsheads for 15 months has resulted in a wine of great structure and finesse.

Winemaker : Tim Smith

Alc : 15.0%

Fermentation : Stainless steel

Vine Age : 100 yrs +

Region : Barossa Valley

Maturation : American Oak

Maturation time : 15 months

Bottled : Unfiltered

Cellar : 10 - 15 years

Bottled under : Cork

Cases : 400

Reviews
4 Stars

Score: 4 Stars
Review by: Winestate
Winestate Shiraz Challlenge III

'It's a lovely wine'...
Review by: Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury
The hand-picked fruit used for this classic Barossa shiraz from one of Australia's iconic wineries was sourced from 100-year-old vines. It's a lovely wine, supple and smooth in the mouth, lickings of plum and berry fruit on the nose and palate, integrated spicy characters, great oak and fine tannins. Drink it with porterhouse steak.

This is a superb wine
Review by: Franz Scheurer, Australian Gourmet Pages
This is a superb wine made from low yielding, concentrated fruit from a vineyard with more than 100 year old vines. It’s classic Barossa Shiraz with spicy plums and vanilla aromas from the American oak, which are confirmed on the palate with well-structured, fine tannins. The fruit is hand picked, basket pressed and bottled unfiltered at 15.5% a/v. This is a superb wine and if you like classic Barossa Shiraz this is one of the most typical. Try to get your hands on some and lay it down for 5 to 10 years.

90 Points

Score: 90 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Wine Companion
Is very ripe with a little desiccated fruit on the bouquet; the alcohol really dominates, but there is an abundance of sweet fruit there; a little freshness would not go astray. Cork. DRINK 2016

 

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