The Chateau '100 Year Old Vines' Shiraz 2012
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Tasting Notes

The classic regional characters of dense, spicy blueberry fruit along with hints of liquorice, plum and all-spice are all delicately interwoven.

Winemaking

Made from the grapes of vines that are over 100 years old. Hand-picked, basket-pressed and unfiltered, the gentle unobtrusive winemaking has captured the subtle and intriguing characters of these centenarian Shiraz vines. The grapes were destalked and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel open fermenters and are hand plunged during fermentation, spending 15 days on skins at 28° C. The wine was gently basket pressed and racked to finest oak barrels for malolactic fermenatation. 

Further maturation ensued in a combination of American and French oak hogsheads and barriques for 22 months has resulted in a wine of great structure and finesse.

The wine was neither fined nor filtered before bottling to further enhance the character of these special vines. 

Barossa Trust Mark Awarded Product

Reviews
Trophy Barossa Valley Wine of the Year
Review by: China Wine & Spirits Award 2014
Barossa Valley Wine of the Year 2014 and for the 2nd Year in a Row.
GOLD Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2014
GOLD Medal
Review by: Mundus VINI 2014
95 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
Medium to deep red colour with a tinge of purple. The bouquet is blackberry and dark plum, sweet and very ripe deliciousness, gorgeous fruit and juiciness. Deep, fleshy, lush and supple, ample tannins, but they're ripe and fleshy.
95 Points Halliday
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2017 Edition
From three small vineyards in the Eden Valley, Lyndoch and Nuriootpa districts, destemmed grapes were open-fermented, basket-pressed, matured for 22 months in new and used American and French oak. Mocha oak and plum cake flavours are allied with ripe, fine-grained tannins to produce a generous, medium to full-bodied wine that will please in its youth and maturity alike. Drink By:2032 95 Points

 

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CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Eden Valley, Lyndoch, Nuriootpa
% ALCOHOL
14%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
3.1g/L
ACIDITY
7.31g/L
pH
3.38
MATURATION
American & French Oak
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Tasting Notes

The classic regional characters of dense, spicy blueberry fruit along with hints of liquorice, plum and all-spice are all delicately interwoven.

Winemaking

Made from the grapes of vines that are over 100 years old. Hand-picked, basket-pressed and unfiltered, the gentle unobtrusive winemaking has captured the subtle and intriguing characters of these centenarian Shiraz vines. The grapes were destalked and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel open fermenters and are hand plunged during fermentation, spending 15 days on skins at 28° C. The wine was gently basket pressed and racked to finest oak barrels for malolactic fermenatation. 

Further maturation ensued in a combination of American and French oak hogsheads and barriques for 22 months has resulted in a wine of great structure and finesse.

The wine was neither fined nor filtered before bottling to further enhance the character of these special vines. 

Barossa Trust Mark Awarded Product

Reviews
Trophy Barossa Valley Wine of the Year

Score: Barossa Valley Wine of The Year Trophy 2014
Review by: China Wine & Spirits Award 2014
Barossa Valley Wine of the Year 2014 and for the 2nd Year in a Row.

GOLD Medal

Score: GOLD Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2014

GOLD Medal

Score: GOLD Medal
Review by: Mundus VINI 2014

95 Points

Score: 95 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
Medium to deep red colour with a tinge of purple. The bouquet is blackberry and dark plum, sweet and very ripe deliciousness, gorgeous fruit and juiciness. Deep, fleshy, lush and supple, ample tannins, but they're ripe and fleshy.

95 Points Halliday

Score: 95 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2017 Edition
From three small vineyards in the Eden Valley, Lyndoch and Nuriootpa districts, destemmed grapes were open-fermented, basket-pressed, matured for 22 months in new and used American and French oak. Mocha oak and plum cake flavours are allied with ripe, fine-grained tannins to produce a generous, medium to full-bodied wine that will please in its youth and maturity alike. Drink By:2032 95 Points

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2005 |  2006 |  2008 |  2009 |  2010 |  2013 |  2014 |  2015 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Eden Valley, Lyndoch, Nuriootpa
% ALCOHOL
14%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
3.1g/L
ACIDITY
7.31g/L
pH
3.38
MATURATION
American & French Oak

 

 

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