Terroirs of the Barossa Marananga Shiraz 2018
Tasting Notes

Marananga, centred in the North West quadrant of the Barossa provides some of the Valley’s most powerful wines. The red brown clay loam soils with schists and siltstone yield flavours of jam and fruitcake, cardamom, blueberry fruits, cocoa powder with an undercurrent of roasted meats and crackling.

Winemaking

To ensure the unique character of this sub region is exemplified in the wine, small open fermenters and our basket press were employed to gently extract the wine. Aging in the finest quality oak for 18 months and selection of the truest barrels has created a wine that respects and expresses its place of origin.

Reviews
93 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, The Real Review
Deep, dark purple/red colour. The aromas are floral and violet-like, with super-ripe aroma and flavour allied with slightly coarse, gritty tannins and a chewy finish. A very big, power-packed shiraz with grip and heft. It needs time. It will be very long-lived and richly reward cellaring. Drinking Recommendation: 20232038
96 Points
Review by: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
This is immensely powerful and opulent, showing blackberry, dark chocolate, cured meat, cedar and violet aromas on the nose. The palate is equally impressive with outstanding depth and richness, wonderfully framed by chalky tannins, making the wine sturdy and persistent. At its best: now to 2038. 
94 Points
Review by: Mike Bennie, Wine Business Magazine
A powerful, full-throttle red with heft and architecture to the fore. It's potent in dark plummy fruit, rich spice, nuts and dried fruits, woody notes and a sweet lifted nougat-coconut-like character. Thick, unctuous and rolling deep on the palate, the wine finds excellent balance with its force and thunderous styling. 

 

$60.00 per bottle


Other Vintages
2016 |  2017 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz
% ALCOHOL
15.5
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Tasting Notes

Marananga, centred in the North West quadrant of the Barossa provides some of the Valley’s most powerful wines. The red brown clay loam soils with schists and siltstone yield flavours of jam and fruitcake, cardamom, blueberry fruits, cocoa powder with an undercurrent of roasted meats and crackling.

Winemaking

To ensure the unique character of this sub region is exemplified in the wine, small open fermenters and our basket press were employed to gently extract the wine. Aging in the finest quality oak for 18 months and selection of the truest barrels has created a wine that respects and expresses its place of origin.

Reviews
93 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, The Real Review
Deep, dark purple/red colour. The aromas are floral and violet-like, with super-ripe aroma and flavour allied with slightly coarse, gritty tannins and a chewy finish. A very big, power-packed shiraz with grip and heft. It needs time. It will be very long-lived and richly reward cellaring. Drinking Recommendation: 20232038

96 Points
Review by: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
This is immensely powerful and opulent, showing blackberry, dark chocolate, cured meat, cedar and violet aromas on the nose. The palate is equally impressive with outstanding depth and richness, wonderfully framed by chalky tannins, making the wine sturdy and persistent. At its best: now to 2038. 

94 Points
Review by: Mike Bennie, Wine Business Magazine
A powerful, full-throttle red with heft and architecture to the fore. It's potent in dark plummy fruit, rich spice, nuts and dried fruits, woody notes and a sweet lifted nougat-coconut-like character. Thick, unctuous and rolling deep on the palate, the wine finds excellent balance with its force and thunderous styling. 

 

$60.00 per bottle


Other Vintages
2016 |  2017 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz
% ALCOHOL
15.5

 

 

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