100 Year Old Vines Shiraz 2017
Tasting Notes

From some of the oldest ungrafted Shiraz vines in the world, all of at least 100 years of age.

The wine delivers classical regional characters of dense, spicy blueberry fruit and savoury pan jus. Next come hints of liquorice, plum, and all-spice all delicately interwoven. 

A fine grained tannin structure and depth of flavour all show that this wine is made to last the distance in the cellar. A long balanced finish with persistence.

Winemaking

The hand-picked grapes were destemmed, but not crushed, and spent seven days on their skins in open fermenters with hand-plunging four times daily to gently extract colour, flavours and tannins. This was followed by careful basket pressing followed 24 months' maturation in our cellars in a combination of French and American oak (20% New).

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

 

Vineyard

 

VINEYARD From just two small vineyards on the Eastern Edge of Vine Vale and the Nuriootpa sub-regions of the Barossa
SOIL TYPE Vine Vale - Deep sandy loam soils
Nuriootpa - Alluvial sandy soil over red brown earth

From just two small vineyards on the Eastern Edge of Vine Vale (Deep Sandy Loam) and the Nuriootpa (Alluvial Sand over Red Brown Earth) sub-regions of the Barossa

 

Vineyard

Release: 14th October 2020

Reviews
Gold Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2020
96 Points
Review by: Stuart Knox, The Real Review - Huon Hooke
Intense, almost opaque, deep red colour. The nose has sweet oak spice with blood plums underneath. Big rich palate, syrup and velvet textures. Certainly shows serious intent in fruit ripeness and weight, without going beyond into stewed territory. Oak characters drive the savoury elements, hints of iodine and seashell give some light. Very long and driven. Overall everything holds together remarkably and would reward long-term cellaring. Drink 20252035
96 Points
Review by: Andrew Caillard MW
 Medium deep crimson. Fragrant dark cherry, mulberry, blackberry aromas with vanilla, roasted almond, chinotto notes. Concentrated dark cherry, mulberry, blackberry pastille fruits, vanilla marzipan notes, fine looseknit chocolaty textures and integrated fresh mineral acidity. Finishes chalky firm with plentiful sweet fruit, spicy notes. A classic Barossa old vine Shiraz with superb density, richness of flavour and attack. Drink 2024 – 2032
97 Points
Review by: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Combining sophistication and opulence, this magnificent offering shows dark cherry, mulberry, roasted hazelnut and cocoa characters on the nose with a seductive spicy overtone. The palate displays outstanding concentration and intensity, leading to a super-long, gratifying finish. It’s sumptuous and seamless with beautifully melded silky tannins. At its best: 2025 to 2037. 
Master - Gold
Review by: Drinks Business, Global Syrah Masters 2020

 

$160.00 per bottle


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CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Shiraz
GROWING REGION
Eden Valley and Nuriootpa
% ALCOHOL
15%
MATURATION
24 Months New and seasoned American & French Oak (20% New)
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100 yov
Tasting Notes

From some of the oldest ungrafted Shiraz vines in the world, all of at least 100 years of age.

The wine delivers classical regional characters of dense, spicy blueberry fruit and savoury pan jus. Next come hints of liquorice, plum, and all-spice all delicately interwoven. 

A fine grained tannin structure and depth of flavour all show that this wine is made to last the distance in the cellar. A long balanced finish with persistence.

Winemaking

The hand-picked grapes were destemmed, but not crushed, and spent seven days on their skins in open fermenters with hand-plunging four times daily to gently extract colour, flavours and tannins. This was followed by careful basket pressing followed 24 months' maturation in our cellars in a combination of French and American oak (20% New).

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

 

Vinification

 

VINEYARD From just two small vineyards on the Eastern Edge of Vine Vale and the Nuriootpa sub-regions of the Barossa
SOIL TYPE Vine Vale - Deep sandy loam soils
Nuriootpa - Alluvial sandy soil over red brown earth

From just two small vineyards on the Eastern Edge of Vine Vale (Deep Sandy Loam) and the Nuriootpa (Alluvial Sand over Red Brown Earth) sub-regions of the Barossa

 

Vineyard Notes

Release: 14th October 2020

Reviews
Gold Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2020

96 Points
Review by: Stuart Knox, The Real Review - Huon Hooke
Intense, almost opaque, deep red colour. The nose has sweet oak spice with blood plums underneath. Big rich palate, syrup and velvet textures. Certainly shows serious intent in fruit ripeness and weight, without going beyond into stewed territory. Oak characters drive the savoury elements, hints of iodine and seashell give some light. Very long and driven. Overall everything holds together remarkably and would reward long-term cellaring. Drink 20252035

96 Points
Review by: Andrew Caillard MW
 Medium deep crimson. Fragrant dark cherry, mulberry, blackberry aromas with vanilla, roasted almond, chinotto notes. Concentrated dark cherry, mulberry, blackberry pastille fruits, vanilla marzipan notes, fine looseknit chocolaty textures and integrated fresh mineral acidity. Finishes chalky firm with plentiful sweet fruit, spicy notes. A classic Barossa old vine Shiraz with superb density, richness of flavour and attack. Drink 2024 – 2032

97 Points
Review by: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Combining sophistication and opulence, this magnificent offering shows dark cherry, mulberry, roasted hazelnut and cocoa characters on the nose with a seductive spicy overtone. The palate displays outstanding concentration and intensity, leading to a super-long, gratifying finish. It’s sumptuous and seamless with beautifully melded silky tannins. At its best: 2025 to 2037. 

Master - Gold
Review by: Drinks Business, Global Syrah Masters 2020

 

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