Grand Barossa Shiraz 2009

Tasting Notes
Grand Barossa Shiraz epitomises the premium international reputation for Shiraz which has made the Barossa Valley famous. Lifted aromas of blackberry, plum and black pepper are accompanied by spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate.

Winemaking Report
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 26° C. All of this encouraged maximum extraction yet retaining the dense, spicy fruit flavours which Shiraz is renowned for. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Bucher Vaslin press and the wine spent 18 months in French & American oak hogsheads.

 
Reviews
  • Gold Medal
    Score: Gold Medal
    Review by: 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy
  • Silver Medal
    Score: Silver Medal
    Review by: MUNDUS Vini 2011
  • Gold Medal
    Score: Gold Medal
    Review by: AWC Vienna 2011
  • 5 STAR WINE - TOP OF TASTING
    Score: Stars Review by: Decanter Magazine
  • Silver Medal
    Score: Silver Medal
    Review by: 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition
  • Stars
    Score: Stars Review by: Winestate Magazine

 

 

This Vintage

This Vintage
2009

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CLOSURE

Closure
Cork

WINEMAKER

Winemaker
Tim Smith

Growing Region

Growing Region
Barossa

% Alcohol

% Alcohol
14.5%

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