Grand Barossa Shiraz epitomises the premium international reputation for Shiraz which has made the Barossa Valley famous.
Lifted aromas of blackberry, plum and black pepper are accompanied by spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate.
All of the grapes are fermented in small batches to retain their sub-regional characters. After destemming, the wine ferments for 7 days on skins in small open fermenters and is hand plunged twice daily.
This encourages maximum extraction yet retains the dense, spicy fruit flavours that Shiraz is renowned for.
The wine is gently basket pressed before spending up to 18 months in a combination of new and seasoned French and American oak barrels in our cellars.
92 Points – Ken Gargett (Wine Pilot)
‘Grand Barossa’ is a lofty title perhaps, but the wine lives up to it. this Shiraz spends 18 months in a mix of new and older French and American oak. After destemming, the grapes see a period of time on skins in small open fermenters with twice daily hand plunging.
Opaque magenta in colour. Dusty chocolate dominates, this is ripe and concentrated. We see flavours of plums and cassis emerge with the merest hint of pepper. The texture is supple and seductive. The flavours on the palate move more to coffee beans and cloves. Fine tannins, good balance, decent length, this is cracking value. Drink now and for the next 6 years. 92.