Premium, single vineyard Barossa Shiraz. New release, July 2017.
Made using fruit sourced from the best rows of our Seppeltsfield 5 acre Seize the Day Shiraz vineyard, this wine is the pinnacle of our wine producing journey which started in 1999.
Five years of planning, the grapes nurtured and worried over by Peter, a gifted winemaker Joanne Irvine, three years maturation in French oak, (including some from Cognac), all beautifully presented in an elegant French bottle. Even the label is special, written in Peter’s handwriting.
Rated : 93+ Points (Campbell Mattison – Winefront)
Alcohol : 14.7%
Price : $120
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2021 – 2034+
Barossa Shiraz at the hand of Peter Milhinch and Sharyn Rogers. Grown on a vineyard at Seppeltsfield. 165 dozen made.
This is slick and intense. Oak and fruit, well married, its inkiness served fresh. It tastes of boysenberry and sweet plum, spearmint and milk chocolate. It has might and power but it’s not over the top, though the level of oak here will disturb some. I looked at this over the course of 24 hours and as time went on the fruit pushed ever-more to the front, though oak was always clear and present. Tannin presents as fine-grained but assertive; you’d call it well integrated but with a slight inclination to strike out on its own. The price is ambitious but every indication is that a long and positive future lies ahead. Drink 2020 – 2034+
Campbell Mattison, Winefront 16 August 2017
Made to drink young and taste the fruit from the vineyard!
Classic handmade Barossa Shiraz.
As with our 2005 Shiraz, we held back a small quantity of this wine. After eight years developing in the bottle, the bright fruit, oaky flavors and tannins have been replaced by a smooth, supple palate and mellowed fruit.
Basket pressed, made in open top fermenters with hand pumpovers and racked for clarity, the wine is nicely developed.
Deep burgundy in colour, red fruits, hints of chocolate and savoury notes. Good persistence of dark fruits on the palate and finish.
Drinking beautifully now and as with our 2005 Shiraz, will do so for many years yet.
Only 37 bottles left.
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This wine is a classic handmade Barossa Shiraz.
We held back a small quantity of this wine and now you can reap the reward! With the wine having spent nine years developing in the bottle, the hard work has been done for you!
Basket pressed, made in open top fermenters with hand pumpovers and racked for clarity, the wine is nicely developed with full flavours, yet soft on the palate.
It has a rich, ripe, chocolate mint nose and lovely long, rich and weighty palate with intense sweet flavours.
Drinking beautifully now and at least another 10 years.
Only 28 bottles left.