- 94 Punkte JAMES SUCKLING: "This is a blend of three vineyards in the Barossa Valley and one in Eden Valley. Aromas of blackberry, dark chocolate and tar here with a touch of licorice and dark plum. The palate has a velvety texture with dark plum, blackberry and dark chocolate. Bold flavors here. Drink now. Screw cap."
|James Halliday:||Special Value for Money JH|
|James Suckling:||94 JS|
|Empfehlungen:||Zalto Bordeaux-Glas; unbedingt Dekantieren; bei 16-18 °C; passt gut zu einem Schmorgericht wie Osso Bucco oder Geschmortes Schulterscherzl, aber auch zu Wild oder einer gebratenen Ente|
|% 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/Inverkehrbringer:||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|
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