Heritage Release Old Vine Shiraz 2018
Tasting Notes

The resulting Shiraz is full of soft, dark cherry fruit with rich notes of dark chocolate and subtle oak. The palate is textured and layered, with the dark berry fruit aromas again coming to the fore. The palate has a long plush, elegant finish.

 

Winemaking

This heritage release wine comes  from Barossa old vines of at least 35 years in age. Their worthiness has been proven over many vintages, consistently producing fruit for wines of distinction and longevity.

It is handcrafted in small open fermenters and basket pressed before 18 months’ maturation in French and American oak barrels. The wine displays classic Barossa Shiraz characters of rich dark berry fruits, plum, black forest cake and sweet spice.

Enjoy now or cellar carefully for up to 10 years. 

Reviews
93 Points
Review by: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Gorgeously ripe and instantly appealing, showing Black Doris plum, sweet cherry, toasted nut and mixed spice aromas on the nose. The beautifully rounded palate displays excellent weight and succulent fruit flavours, well supported by silky mouthfeel and supple tannins. At its best: now to 2030
Silver Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2020
91 Points
Review by: Andrew Caillard MW
Medium deep crimson. Intense mulberry raspberry aromas with mocha dark chocolate notes. Sweet-fruited wine with dense mulberry, dark plum/ prune dark chocolate flavours, fine-grained, slightly grippy tannins and underlying roasted walnut/ mocha/ savoury oak complexity. Finishes chocolaty firm with plentiful sweet liquorice notes. Ample wine with the alcohol exaggerating the sweetness. From 35-year-old+ vines... a winner at a winter bbq. Drink now – 2026
92 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, The Real Review
Deep, saturated purple colour. Pepper, clove and mixed spice to sniff, a hint of prune, while the palate is full-bodied and firm, with good middle-palate focus but also lashings of firm tannins and a long, satisfying and harmonious finish. A blood-and-thunder wine that needs a lot of time. Drink 2023-2024

 

Tasting Notes

The resulting Shiraz is full of soft, dark cherry fruit with rich notes of dark chocolate and subtle oak. The palate is textured and layered, with the dark berry fruit aromas again coming to the fore. The palate has a long plush, elegant finish.

 

Winemaking

This heritage release wine comes  from Barossa old vines of at least 35 years in age. Their worthiness has been proven over many vintages, consistently producing fruit for wines of distinction and longevity.

It is handcrafted in small open fermenters and basket pressed before 18 months’ maturation in French and American oak barrels. The wine displays classic Barossa Shiraz characters of rich dark berry fruits, plum, black forest cake and sweet spice.

Enjoy now or cellar carefully for up to 10 years. 

Reviews
93 Points
Review by: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Gorgeously ripe and instantly appealing, showing Black Doris plum, sweet cherry, toasted nut and mixed spice aromas on the nose. The beautifully rounded palate displays excellent weight and succulent fruit flavours, well supported by silky mouthfeel and supple tannins. At its best: now to 2030

Silver Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2020

91 Points

Score: 91 Points
Review by: Andrew Caillard MW
Medium deep crimson. Intense mulberry raspberry aromas with mocha dark chocolate notes. Sweet-fruited wine with dense mulberry, dark plum/ prune dark chocolate flavours, fine-grained, slightly grippy tannins and underlying roasted walnut/ mocha/ savoury oak complexity. Finishes chocolaty firm with plentiful sweet liquorice notes. Ample wine with the alcohol exaggerating the sweetness. From 35-year-old+ vines... a winner at a winter bbq. Drink now – 2026

92 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, The Real Review
Deep, saturated purple colour. Pepper, clove and mixed spice to sniff, a hint of prune, while the palate is full-bodied and firm, with good middle-palate focus but also lashings of firm tannins and a long, satisfying and harmonious finish. A blood-and-thunder wine that needs a lot of time. Drink 2023-2024

 

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