- 94 Punkte JAMES HALLIDAY: "... from vineyards at Seppeltsfield, Marananga, Kalimna and Eden Valley, ... , 12 months in French oak. Full-bodied and full-blooded; just when you think it's OTT, savoury tannins and a touch of oak pull back the plush, plummy fruit."
- 92 Punkte WINESPECTATOR: "Elegant and graceful, but not shy on intensity. Polished, with sarsaparilla, vanilla and bramble notes to the core of lush, juicy raspberry and strawberry. The complexity endures on the long finish. Drink now through 2026. 7,000 cases made."
|James Halliday:||94 JH|
|% vol Alk:||14,5|
|Notizen des Weinguts:||Grab: Slurpy, savoury and textured ? no sledgehammer, so drink up! Spiel: Not a sledgehammer style, this Barossa Shiraz is made for drinking! Soft, slurpy and textured it is balanced with good acidity, which refreshes the palate and makes you go back for a second / third glass. Sourced from 2 unique vineyards, it is fruit laden, savoury and dangerously easy to drink! It is matured for 12 months in French oak hogsheads to allow the fruit to express itself. Colour: Garnet red with purple hues Bouquet: A complex nose of dark cherry and blackberry aromas with a hint of forest floor and spice Palate: Vibrant dark cherry and blackberry with a hint of ?wombat rolled in all spice? balanced with an even, textural palate with soft, supple tannins Grub Match: Rump steak, mushroom sauce, chips and salad ? say no more! Cellaring: Drink up, but also a 5-8 year proposition. Vintage: ?A game of two halves? was the story of vintage. Above average winter and spring rainfall led to good vine growth, but a windy spring and some unseasonal frost events resulted in a poor fruit set and potentially low yields. Heat events in January brought on vintage quickly, but the ?mother of all handbrakes? was applied in mid February with 100-150mm of rain. This and the following cool weather in March/April gave the reds the perfect hang time. It?s a funny old game, and this vintage of two halves is still under analysis, but a cool season overall and low yields has produced some wines of real finesse that are already showing poise and distinction, reminiscent of 2010. He shoots! He scores! Vineyard: Darren?s vineyard is to the north of Seppeltsfield in the west of the Barossa ? 285m above sea level on clay over limestone Milton?s vineyard is to the east of Eden Valley in the east of the Barossa - 460m above sea level on clay over ironstone and quartz Vinification: The fruit is crushed/destemed and fermented at temperatures ranging from 20-25°C for 8 days on skins. The ferment is managed by a variety of techniques, including ?aerative pump overs? and ?drain and returns? which assist in extracting colour, flavour and tannin from the grapes. At the end of fermentation, it is drained/pressed, and transfered to 3 and 4 year old French oak hogsheads to undergo MLF. Post MLF, sulphur dioxide is added, and the wines mature sur lie for 12 months. This wine was bottled in March 2015.|
|Potenziell allergene Substanzen:||Enthält Sulfite. Kann Spuren von Eiweiß, Gelatine und Milch enthalten.|
|Importeur:||Crush Wine The Australian Wine Cellar, Rue du Dc 97, 1150 Brussels, Belgien|
|Warnungen:||Der Konsum von alkoholhaltigen Getränken während der Schwangerschaft kann selbst in geringen Mengen schwere Konsequenzen für die Gesundheit des Kindes nach sich ziehen.|
|Hersteller:||First Drop Wines, PO Box 64, Williamstown, Barossa Valley, South Australia 5351|