The wine exhibits traditional spicy, peppery and rich plum flavours enhanced through maturation in new French oak hogsheads for 22 months. The tannins are awesome and tenacious leaving the mouth watering for the next sip. The only problem is; can you be bothered cooking to maximise its journey? Open a bottle and decide for yourself as I did and was truly rapt!
Sourced from Ultra Premium single block 40-Year-Old vines. Carefully cellared, this wine under screw cap is delightful, strongly recommended and wonderfully turned out now that it has had perfect cellaring period to grow and mature.
The last vintage we offered - 2003 sold out in a day. So, I have tasted again tonight and simply recommend you go hard at this wine and fill the cellar - it's a stunner. I wish I could say we had loads of this wine to offer - but, as you can imagine, we simply do not!
About the Winery
This is a classic Shiraz made from fruit grown on a unique parcel of 40 year old vines in the heart of the Coonawarra township. The vineyard is located on the famous terra rossa strip and has been dry grown and nurtured to increase the intensity and complexity of fruit flavour.
Established in 1982, Ladbroke Grove Wines remains a family owned business producing premium Coonawarra wines in limited quantities.
Previous vintages have achieved ratings of up to 94 points from James Halliday.
Fruit is sourced from old dry grown vines in the highly rated region, famed for the terra rossa earth that provides optimum growing conditions. This winery has been previously awarded winner of boutique wine of the year.
Don't Pay: $29.00
WBW Rating: 94/100
Region: Coonawarra, SA
Winemaker: Sean Murphy & John Cox
Drink now until: 2020
Alc/Vol: 14.5 %
*Free delivery Australia-wide for 12+ 750ml bottles of wine.
Wine Box Warehouse ABN 18123750642. Liquor Licence No. 36120654 / 36104331
WARNING under the liquor control reform act 1998 It is an offence - to sell alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $7,000) -
for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $500)