The Chateau '100 Year Old Vines' Shiraz 2014
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

The hand-picked grapes were destemmed, but not crushed, and spent seven days on their skins in open fermenters with daily hand-plunging and pumping over of the cap to more gently extract colour, flavours and tannins. This was followed by careful basket pressing, and malolactic fermentation in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barrels prior to twenty months' maturation in our cellars.

In keeping with the non-interventionist winemaking style we have neither fined nor filtered this wine. 

 

Reviews
96 Points, #1 Barossa Shiraz 2014
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
Ranked #1 of 62 2014 Shiraz tasted from Barossa Valley. Deep red with a good tint of purple. The bouquet is richly ripe blackberry and some overtones of smoky, sooty earthiness and a hint of dark chocolate. In the mouth, it's full-bodied and deep, not a blockbuster nor oaky, but has a fruit-sweet core. The ample tannins are quietly gripping and authoritative without any astringency. A lush, decadent and classical Barossa shiraz of superb quality. Long term. 20/5/2016 Drink 2016 to 2039
93 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Rich blackberry, a whiff of spent sparklers, dark chocolate and mint nougat, vanilla and dried herb. Full bodied, rich fruit with toasty oak in support, seasoning of dried herb, grainy tannin that’s enveloped in the folds of red and black fruit, and a finish that’s long and fresh – almost raspberry flavoured with a saline edge. Plenty of wine here.
Gold Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2016
Global Syrah Master 2016: 95+ Points and Gold
Review by: Drinks Business
Gold Medal
Review by: Syrah du Monde
Syrah Du Monde 2016
Silver Outstanding
Review by: International Wine and Spirit Competition, International Wine and Spirit Competition 2016
Silver Medal
Review by: Syrah Du Monde 2017

 

$125.00 per bottle


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CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Eden Valley and Nuriootpa
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
MATURATION
20 Months New and seasoned American & French Oak
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HI-RES PHOTO
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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

The hand-picked grapes were destemmed, but not crushed, and spent seven days on their skins in open fermenters with daily hand-plunging and pumping over of the cap to more gently extract colour, flavours and tannins. This was followed by careful basket pressing, and malolactic fermentation in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barrels prior to twenty months' maturation in our cellars.

In keeping with the non-interventionist winemaking style we have neither fined nor filtered this wine. 

 

Reviews
96 Points, #1 Barossa Shiraz 2014

Score: 96 Points and #1 Barossa Shiraz 2014
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
Ranked #1 of 62 2014 Shiraz tasted from Barossa Valley. Deep red with a good tint of purple. The bouquet is richly ripe blackberry and some overtones of smoky, sooty earthiness and a hint of dark chocolate. In the mouth, it's full-bodied and deep, not a blockbuster nor oaky, but has a fruit-sweet core. The ample tannins are quietly gripping and authoritative without any astringency. A lush, decadent and classical Barossa shiraz of superb quality. Long term. 20/5/2016 Drink 2016 to 2039

93 Points

Score: 93 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Rich blackberry, a whiff of spent sparklers, dark chocolate and mint nougat, vanilla and dried herb. Full bodied, rich fruit with toasty oak in support, seasoning of dried herb, grainy tannin that’s enveloped in the folds of red and black fruit, and a finish that’s long and fresh – almost raspberry flavoured with a saline edge. Plenty of wine here.

Gold Medal

Score: Gold Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2016

Global Syrah Master 2016: 95+ Points and Gold

Score: 95+ points and Gold Medal - Master Wine
Review by: Drinks Business

Gold Medal

Score: Gold Medal
Review by: Syrah du Monde
Syrah Du Monde 2016

Silver Outstanding
Review by: International Wine and Spirit Competition, International Wine and Spirit Competition 2016

Silver Medal
Review by: Syrah Du Monde 2017

 

$125.00 per bottle


Other Vintages
2005 |  2006 |  2008 |  2009 |  2010 |  2012 |  2013 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Eden Valley and Nuriootpa
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
MATURATION
20 Months New and seasoned American & French Oak
HI-RES PHOTO
Click here to download.

 

 

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