50 Year Old Vines Shiraz 2017
Tasting Notes

Medium to deep crimson/purple. Powerfully intense aniseed, blackberry, mulberry and blueberry fruit aromas, with ginger, mint notes.

Vigorous and fleshy with generous blueberry, blackberry flavours, excellent mid-palate richness and plentiful brambly-chocolatey tannins. 

Winemaking

The grapes are destemmed, but not crushed, and spend seven days on their skins in open fermenters with hand-plunging twice daily to more gently extract colour, flavours and tannins.

This is followed by careful basket pressing and malolactic fermentation in a combination of new and seasoned French oak prior to 24 months maturation in our cellars. 

Vineyard

The grapes from this wine come from just three small vineyards in the Bethany, Marananga and Light Pass parishes of the Barossa. The Bethany vineyard lies on sandy loams and alluvial clays, while the Light Pass vineyard is on alluvial Sandy Brown loams and the Marananga on rich red-brown loams. 

These low-yielding “Barossa Old Vines” were planted before 1965 and are now fully mature. They have a root structure and trunk thickness that encourage diversity of flavour and character. Their worthiness has been proven over many vintages, consistently producing the highest quality fruit.  

Reviews
95 Points
Review by: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Offering fabulous fruit richness and seductive complexity, the wine shows dark fruit intensity on the nose combined with dark chocolate, olive, warm spice and cedary oak nuances. It's powerfully graceful on the palate, displaying multi-layered mouthfeel and silky tannins, leading to a gorgeously long lavish finish. At its best: now to 2037. 
Gold Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2020
93 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2021

From Light Pass, Bethany and Marananga. Minimalistic winemaking - open ferment, basket press, 24 months in French oak, unfiltered. Full-bodied...Dark chocolate, blackberry.

Drink by 2029

95 Points
Review by: Andrew Caillard MW
Medium crimson. Classical dark chocolate dark berry aromas with underlying red liquorice/ savoury complexity. Well concentrated and generously proportioned with plentiful blackberry redcurrant red liquorice flavours, fine plentiful looseknit chalky textures and roasted walnut, roasted almond, vanillin, spice notes. Finishes chalky firm with lovely sweet fruit, chinotto, tobacco complexity. 

 

$80.00 per bottle


Other Vintages
2012 |  2014 |  2015 |  2016 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
COLOUR
Red
BOUQUET
Aromas of blackberry, black pepper, vanilla and nutmeg.
PALATE
Spicy dark berry fruits with subtle integrated oak.
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz
% ALCOHOL
15%
pH
3.4
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50 Yov Shiraz
Tasting Notes

Medium to deep crimson/purple. Powerfully intense aniseed, blackberry, mulberry and blueberry fruit aromas, with ginger, mint notes.

Vigorous and fleshy with generous blueberry, blackberry flavours, excellent mid-palate richness and plentiful brambly-chocolatey tannins. 

Winemaking

The grapes are destemmed, but not crushed, and spend seven days on their skins in open fermenters with hand-plunging twice daily to more gently extract colour, flavours and tannins.

This is followed by careful basket pressing and malolactic fermentation in a combination of new and seasoned French oak prior to 24 months maturation in our cellars. 

Vinification

The grapes from this wine come from just three small vineyards in the Bethany, Marananga and Light Pass parishes of the Barossa. The Bethany vineyard lies on sandy loams and alluvial clays, while the Light Pass vineyard is on alluvial Sandy Brown loams and the Marananga on rich red-brown loams. 

These low-yielding “Barossa Old Vines” were planted before 1965 and are now fully mature. They have a root structure and trunk thickness that encourage diversity of flavour and character. Their worthiness has been proven over many vintages, consistently producing the highest quality fruit.  

Reviews
95 Points
Review by: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Offering fabulous fruit richness and seductive complexity, the wine shows dark fruit intensity on the nose combined with dark chocolate, olive, warm spice and cedary oak nuances. It's powerfully graceful on the palate, displaying multi-layered mouthfeel and silky tannins, leading to a gorgeously long lavish finish. At its best: now to 2037. 

Gold Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2020

93 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2021

From Light Pass, Bethany and Marananga. Minimalistic winemaking - open ferment, basket press, 24 months in French oak, unfiltered. Full-bodied...Dark chocolate, blackberry.

Drink by 2029

95 Points

Score: 95 Points
Review by: Andrew Caillard MW
Medium crimson. Classical dark chocolate dark berry aromas with underlying red liquorice/ savoury complexity. Well concentrated and generously proportioned with plentiful blackberry redcurrant red liquorice flavours, fine plentiful looseknit chalky textures and roasted walnut, roasted almond, vanillin, spice notes. Finishes chalky firm with lovely sweet fruit, chinotto, tobacco complexity. 

 

$80.00 per bottle


Other Vintages
2012 |  2014 |  2015 |  2016 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
COLOUR
Red
BOUQUET
Aromas of blackberry, black pepper, vanilla and nutmeg.
PALATE
Spicy dark berry fruits with subtle integrated oak.
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz
% ALCOHOL
15%
pH
3.4

 

 

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50 Yov Shiraz