This Shiraz is sourced from our Cricket Block vineyard in Tanunda along with four of our loyal growers with vineyards in the sub-regions of Greenock, Kalimna and Nuriootpa. It is this diversity of ‘terroirs’ which enables us to create our house style of Barossa Shiraz with lifted aromas of blackberry, plum and black pepper accompanied by spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate. The finish is long with fine-grained tannins from sixteen months maturation in a combination of new and older American and French oak hogsheads.
The grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were hand plunged spending 7 days on skins at 28°C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press and the wine spent 16 months in a combination of new and older American & French oak hogsheads (300l).
Review by: 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy
Review by: Peter Forrestal, QUAFF 2011
This is light, bright and youthful, with lush, almost syrupy texture, redcurrant and dark plum flavours. It’s oh-so drinkable.
Review by: Decanter Magazine
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2012
Review by: 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition
Review by: James Halliday
This very important historic winery building has been brought back to its glory days by South African-born cricket tragic John Geber. This wine is made from 80 year-old vines in a single vineyard at Vine Vale; partial barrel fermentation (doubtless older barrels) and maturation have worked well, without obscuring the varietal fruit. It has enough weight and texture to be enjoyed now, or will benefit from medium-term cellaring. Given its heritage, very good value. James Halliday. 91 Points
1001 WINES UNDER $20 - 2012