Noble Baron Shiraz 2008
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Tasting Notes

Shiraz is a superb handcrafted wine of complexity and intensity. Deep garnet red in color, displaying complex aromas of blackberry, spice, plum and licorice that give way to a subtle integration of smoky, vanillin oak.The palate is full of fleshy dark cherry and bramble fruit with dark chocolate nuances and savory notes of leather and spice on the finish. This wine has excellent tannin structure and balanced acidity.

Winemaking

Hand picked, basket pressed and unfiltered, the gentle unobtrusive winemaking has captured the subtle and intriguing characters of this Shiraz. The grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel three tonne fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were hand plunged spending 10 days on skins at 28° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher basket press. Malolactic fermentation in French oak prior to twenty months maturation in a combination of new and older French & American oak hogsheads. A further 4 months bottle aging prior to release gives a more harmonious and perfectly balanced wine.

Reviews
93 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2012
The cork, the Surgeon General's warning on the back label, and the declaration that the wine has not been fined or filtered tells you where most of this wine is headed; the palate underlines the likely destination, with layers of ripe and rich blackberry, licorice and plum fruit; the tannins are ripe, the oak controlled.
4 Stars
Review by: Winestate
Nose of plum pudding with plenty of oak. Rich and warm in the mouth, offering soft berry flavours with an attractive sweet finish. World's Greatest Shiraz Tasting VI, JULY 2011  
Best in Class - Gold Medal
Review by: 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition
Dark crimson red with an inky core colour. A delightful nose evoking raspberry, black cherry and loganberries, dashed with cassis, and poured over roasting meat, flamed with spice, pepper and herbs, all cooking on a hot slab of gravel. You cannot get more of the flavour of Barossa Shiraz than this. This is bottled Barossa Power, served with a grin.
Silver Medal
Review by: 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy
92 Points
Review by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate
Deep garnet coloured with a touch of brick tones, the 2008 Noble Baron Shiraz has notes of mature mulberries, kirsch and dried plum notes over sandalwood, tobacco, potpourri and baking spices. Full bodied, richly fruited and mature in the mouth, it has a medium to firm level of rounded tannins, enlivening acid and a long, layered finish. Drink it now and over the next 5-7 years. Drink: 2012 – 2019

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2006 |  2009 |  2010 |  2014 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Barossa
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
ACIDITY
7g/L

 

 

Sold Out
Tasting Notes

Shiraz is a superb handcrafted wine of complexity and intensity. Deep garnet red in color, displaying complex aromas of blackberry, spice, plum and licorice that give way to a subtle integration of smoky, vanillin oak.The palate is full of fleshy dark cherry and bramble fruit with dark chocolate nuances and savory notes of leather and spice on the finish. This wine has excellent tannin structure and balanced acidity.

Winemaking

Hand picked, basket pressed and unfiltered, the gentle unobtrusive winemaking has captured the subtle and intriguing characters of this Shiraz. The grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel three tonne fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were hand plunged spending 10 days on skins at 28° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher basket press. Malolactic fermentation in French oak prior to twenty months maturation in a combination of new and older French & American oak hogsheads. A further 4 months bottle aging prior to release gives a more harmonious and perfectly balanced wine.

Reviews
93 Points

Score: 93 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2012
The cork, the Surgeon General's warning on the back label, and the declaration that the wine has not been fined or filtered tells you where most of this wine is headed; the palate underlines the likely destination, with layers of ripe and rich blackberry, licorice and plum fruit; the tannins are ripe, the oak controlled.

4 Stars

Score: Stars
Review by: Winestate
Nose of plum pudding with plenty of oak. Rich and warm in the mouth, offering soft berry flavours with an attractive sweet finish. World's Greatest Shiraz Tasting VI, JULY 2011  

Best in Class - Gold Medal

Score: Gold Medal
Review by: 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition
Dark crimson red with an inky core colour. A delightful nose evoking raspberry, black cherry and loganberries, dashed with cassis, and poured over roasting meat, flamed with spice, pepper and herbs, all cooking on a hot slab of gravel. You cannot get more of the flavour of Barossa Shiraz than this. This is bottled Barossa Power, served with a grin.

Silver Medal

Score: Silver Medal
Review by: 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy

92 Points

Score: 92 Points
Review by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate
Deep garnet coloured with a touch of brick tones, the 2008 Noble Baron Shiraz has notes of mature mulberries, kirsch and dried plum notes over sandalwood, tobacco, potpourri and baking spices. Full bodied, richly fruited and mature in the mouth, it has a medium to firm level of rounded tannins, enlivening acid and a long, layered finish. Drink it now and over the next 5-7 years. Drink: 2012 – 2019

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2006 |  2009 |  2010 |  2014 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Barossa
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
ACIDITY
7g/L

 

 

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