Magnum (1.5 Litre): 100 Year Old Vines Shiraz 2018
$360.00 / bottle
A 1.5 litre magnum bottling of the iconic 100 Year Old Vines Shiraz.
Ideal for gifting and entertaining. The equivalent of two bottles which equates to 10 x 150 ml glasses of this treasured wine for your next hosted event.
From some of the oldest ungrafted Shiraz vines in the world, all of at least 100 years of age.
The hand-picked grapes were destemmed, but not crushed, and spent seven days on their skins in open fermenters with daily hand-plunging and pumping over of the cap to more gently extract colour, flavours and tannins. This was followed by careful basket pressing followed 22 months’ maturation in our cellars in a combination of French and American oak (20% New).
The wine delivers classical regional characters of dense, spicy blueberry fruit and savoury pan jus. Next come hints of liquorice, plum, and all-spice all delicately interwoven.
Review by: Andrew Caillard MW
Deep crimson. Ample dark berry dark chocolate aromas with underlying roasted chestnut / cedar wood, pipe tobacco notes. Generous and velvety smooth with plentiful dark cherry, blackberry, mulberry fruits, fine looseknit chalky textures, attractive mid-palate viscosity and superbly integrated roasted chestnut, roasted almond, vanilla oak notes. Finishes chocolaty firm with bitter-sweet paneforte notes. The acidity tightens up the palate giving wonderful line and length. An alcoholic kick further lengthens the wine. Sourced from two centenarian vineyards (Eden Valley & Barossa Valley). Drink 2023 – 2035
Review by: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Super rich yet gracious and sophisticated, showing blackberry, spiced plum, clove and cedar characters on the nose, leading to an opulent palate that’s packed by rich fruit flavours as well as complex spicy notes. Seamless and wonderfully long on the finish. At its best: 2024 to 2043.
Review by: Ken Gargett
A seriously dark purple with intense aromas. This is special. The impressive structure and incredible persistence is immediately apparent. While wines like these are hard to keep hands off, it would be vinicide. This is a wine that future generations will be able to open to show just how good Shiraz from the Barossa was back in the day. The early hints of complexity appearing here now will really make their mark given time. There is lashings of chocolate here. Oak is immaculately integrated. Black fruits dominate, though there are hints of blueberries, cassis, leather, cloves, black olives and blackcurrants. Silky tannins and wonderful balance. What is not to love?