- 94 Punkte JAMES SUCKLING: „This has plenty of intense, rich blackberries and dark plums, as well as some earthy notes, violet-like florals and blueberries. Dark spices, too. The palate has plush and richly fruited style with some handy depth to the tannins, which carry bold flavors. Fine yet rich tannins here. This is such a good all-round Barossa shiraz. Drink or hold. Screw cap.“
- 94 Punkte, Halliday Wine Companion, Dave Brookes: “A wonderful, plushly fruited Barossa shiraz packed full of vibrant satsuma plum and juicy blueberry characters, underscored by hints of maraschino cherry, Asian spice, violets, turned earth, roasting meats and a nuance of softly spoken oak. There's depth of fruit and intensity here, but also a sense of sapid juiciness with ripe, fine, sandy chocolatey tannins adding ample support. The wine fans out with a plume of spiced plum fruits on the finish. Wonderful value.“
- 92 Punkte WINESPECTATOR, MaryAnn Worobiec: „There’s a lot to admire in this complex, juicy red, which offers polished tannins and a core of fresh cherry and açaí berry flavors highlighted by notes of dried rose petal, sandalwood, salted dark chocolate and fresh tobacco. A hint of white pepper and a firming, malty Assam black tea hint lingers on the finish. Drink now through 2032. 15,000 cases made.“
|94 JHSpecial Value for Money JH
|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
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|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.
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|Enthält Sulfite. Kann Spuren von Eiweiß, Gelatine und Milch enthalten.
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|First Drop Wines, PO Box 64, Williamstown, Barossa Valley, South Australia 5351
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