The Château Bethanian Shiraz 2015
Tasting Notes

Lifted aromas of blackberry, blueberry and black pepper supported by spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate. The extensive finish is framed by elegant, fine-grained tannins from maturation in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak.

Winemaking

The grapes are carefully destemmed and spend seven days on their skins prior to fermentation in open fermenters to gently extract colour, flavours and tannins. 

One single pressing of the grapes in a basket press and maturation in a combination of French and American oak barrels results in a sumptuous wine of dark fruits of the forest supported by a hint of spice and fine grained tannins on the long lasting finish. 

Vinification

The grapes for the Bethanian Shiraz are grown on the sandy loam soils in the Bethany sub-region of the Barossa Valley.

Reviews
Gold Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2017
92 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Traditional style done well. Ripe blackberry, dark chocolate and vanilla, a subtle spice and pepper note. Medium to full bodied, dense and supple, packs in the flavour, but does not go over the top. Tannin ripples through the finish, and the acidity feels pretty well settled. Lots of dark chocolate in the aftertaste.
94 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Wine Companion 2018
A wine of both compelling intensity of flavour and concentration, yet one of considerable refinement, too. With new and seasoned French and American oak, this is typical of the regional approach. The wine, though, speaks in reticent tones of smoked meat and ferrous ironstone clad in chalky tannins and cedary oak. The boysenberry fruit envelops the palate as the wine opens, auguring for a long future ahead. NG Drink By:2038
Double Gold Medal
Review by: China Wine and Spirits Awards 2017

 

$38.00 per bottle


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CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
COLOUR
Red
BOUQUET
Aromas of Blackberry, Blueberry and Black Pepper
PALATE
Spicy Dark Fruits of the Forest
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Bethany, Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
MATURATION
New & Seasoned, French & American Oak
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Tasting Notes

Lifted aromas of blackberry, blueberry and black pepper supported by spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate. The extensive finish is framed by elegant, fine-grained tannins from maturation in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak.

Winemaking

The grapes are carefully destemmed and spend seven days on their skins prior to fermentation in open fermenters to gently extract colour, flavours and tannins. 

One single pressing of the grapes in a basket press and maturation in a combination of French and American oak barrels results in a sumptuous wine of dark fruits of the forest supported by a hint of spice and fine grained tannins on the long lasting finish. 

Vinification

The grapes for the Bethanian Shiraz are grown on the sandy loam soils in the Bethany sub-region of the Barossa Valley.

Reviews
Gold Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2017

92 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Traditional style done well. Ripe blackberry, dark chocolate and vanilla, a subtle spice and pepper note. Medium to full bodied, dense and supple, packs in the flavour, but does not go over the top. Tannin ripples through the finish, and the acidity feels pretty well settled. Lots of dark chocolate in the aftertaste.

94 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Wine Companion 2018
A wine of both compelling intensity of flavour and concentration, yet one of considerable refinement, too. With new and seasoned French and American oak, this is typical of the regional approach. The wine, though, speaks in reticent tones of smoked meat and ferrous ironstone clad in chalky tannins and cedary oak. The boysenberry fruit envelops the palate as the wine opens, auguring for a long future ahead. NG Drink By:2038

Double Gold Medal
Review by: China Wine and Spirits Awards 2017

 

$38.00 per bottle


Other Vintages
2011 |  2012 |  2013 |  2014 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
COLOUR
Red
BOUQUET
Aromas of Blackberry, Blueberry and Black Pepper
PALATE
Spicy Dark Fruits of the Forest
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Bethany, Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
MATURATION
New & Seasoned, French & American Oak

 

 

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