100 Year Old Vines Shiraz 2005
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Tasting Notes
The making of this wine is from vines more than 100 years old. The fruit is sourced from 11 rows of old vines Shiraz in the ancient orchard of McKinnon’s in the hills above Angaston and a small patch of vines on the hills above Krondorf that were restored to fruitfulness in recent years.

The fruit matures very late in the cool vineyards which produces wines that have both finesse and strength. 2005 was an exceptional vintage with near ideal ripening conditions providing terrific fruit concentration, depth of flavour and an elegant structure. Dark black red with strong mulberry and blackcurrant aromatic notes.

Other characters include hints of herbs, spices, oak which adds complexity to the wine. The flavours are richly fruity and soft with great length depth and persistence. Excellent for its rich, savory character and strength. This wine is hand made, basket pressed and unfiltered.

The gentle unobtrusive winemaking has captured the subtle and intriguing characters of these ancient Shiraz vines.
Reviews
4 Stars
Review by: Winestate
91 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Wine Companion
Abundant flavour, the sweetness of the fruit suggesting a higher alcohol than 14.5*; nice oak, but needs more authoritative tannins to provide full balance. Cork DRINK 2025 DATE TASTED Mar 08

 

Currently not available for purchase.
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CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Ralph Fowler
COLOUR
Dense dark red
BOUQUET
Berry herbs & spices
PALATE
Soft savory & rich
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz 100%
GROWING REGION
Angaston Vineyard, Barossa Valley
DATE BOTTLED
21st December 2006
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
ACIDITY
6.76 g/L
pH
3.62
MATURATION
18 months 30% New Oak, 70% 2 & 3 year old American Oak
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Tasting Notes
The making of this wine is from vines more than 100 years old. The fruit is sourced from 11 rows of old vines Shiraz in the ancient orchard of McKinnon’s in the hills above Angaston and a small patch of vines on the hills above Krondorf that were restored to fruitfulness in recent years.

The fruit matures very late in the cool vineyards which produces wines that have both finesse and strength. 2005 was an exceptional vintage with near ideal ripening conditions providing terrific fruit concentration, depth of flavour and an elegant structure. Dark black red with strong mulberry and blackcurrant aromatic notes.

Other characters include hints of herbs, spices, oak which adds complexity to the wine. The flavours are richly fruity and soft with great length depth and persistence. Excellent for its rich, savory character and strength. This wine is hand made, basket pressed and unfiltered.

The gentle unobtrusive winemaking has captured the subtle and intriguing characters of these ancient Shiraz vines.
Reviews
4 Stars

Score: Stars
Review by: Winestate

91 Points

Score: 91 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Wine Companion
Abundant flavour, the sweetness of the fruit suggesting a higher alcohol than 14.5*; nice oak, but needs more authoritative tannins to provide full balance. Cork DRINK 2025 DATE TASTED Mar 08

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2006 |  2008 |  2009 |  2010 |  2012 |  2013 |  2014 |  2015 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Ralph Fowler
COLOUR
Dense dark red
BOUQUET
Berry herbs & spices
PALATE
Soft savory & rich
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz 100%
GROWING REGION
Angaston Vineyard, Barossa Valley
DATE BOTTLED
21st December 2006
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
ACIDITY
6.76 g/L
pH
3.62
MATURATION
18 months 30% New Oak, 70% 2 & 3 year old American Oak
HI-RES PHOTO
Click here to download.

 

 

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