Following on from the double gold stunner last vintage round. This is classic Barossa; deep red with purply hues. There's blackberry, plum, smoked meaty flavours and a touch of spice on the nose. Soft and silky on the palate, there's a line of acidity that will open out given time. White pepper and and a hint of chocolate are complemented by subtle French oak character.
It’s got more than enough medals and awards behind it for past vintages to warrant serious consideration, and like previous vintages this one pulls all the punches and will simply reward you for smart buying.
Awards and Accolades
GOLD / Top 50 Wines - New World Wine Awards 2017 SILVER - 2017 International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017 SILVER - New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 2017 SILVER - Queensland Wine Show 2017 SILVER - Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2017 BRONZE - Barossa Wine Show 2017 BRONZE - New Zealand International Wine Show 2017 BRONZE - Perth Royal Wine Show 2017 BRONZE - Sydney Royal Wine Show 2017 BRONZE - San Francisco International Wine Show 2017 BRONZE - Korean Wine Show 2017 BRONZE - Shanghai International Wine Show 2017
From the Winery
2015 Vintage was characterised by a dry period extending from July to April, together with warmer than usual temperatures during Spring until mid January which advanced maturity on lower yielding vines. Mild temperatures from Mid January slowed maturities concentrating flavour and intensifying colour development.
The grapes are crushed and de-stemmed into fermenters. Yeast is added immediately once in fermenter and the ferments are pumped over twice daily to maximise colour, tannin and flavour extraction. Cooling is used to ensure ferment temperatures remain in the 22-25 degree Celsius range which will allow the fruit to display maximum fruit expression. Pressing then occurs approximately seven days after crushing and the wine is then put into French oak for maturation for up to 12 months.
Don't Pay: $22.00
WBW Rating: 92/100
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Winemaker: Susie Mickan
Drink now until: 2024
Alc/Vol: 14.5 %
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