2015 Terra Barossa Shiraz
Deep red with purple hues on release. Lifted plum and stone fruit with blackberry and spice aromas. A medium to full bodied wine with excellent fruit, a hint of spicy oak and a plush tannin finish.
The grapes are crushed and de-stemmed into fermenters. Yeast is added immediately once in fermenter and the ferments are pumped over twice daily to maximise colour, tannin and flavour extraction. Cooling is used to ensure ferment temperatures remain in the 22-25 degree Celsius range which will allow the fruit to display maximum fruit expression. Pressing then occurs approximately seven days after crushing and the wine is then put into French oak for maturation for up to 12 months.
2015 Vintage was characterised by a dry period extending from July to April, together with warmer than usual temperatures during Spring until mid January which advanced maturity on lower yielding vines. Mild temperatures from Mid January slowed maturities concentrating flavour and intensifying colour development.
Blue Gold at 2017 Sydney International Wine Competition
Silver at 2016 San Francisco Wine Show
Silver at 2016 New Zealand International Wine Show
Silver at 2016 International Wine Challenge
Bronze at 2016 International Wine and Spirit Competition
Bronze at 2016 Perth Royal Wine Show
Bronze at 2016 Drinks Biz Global Shiraz Masters
Bronze at 2016 National Wine Show
Bronze at 2016 Hobart Wine Show
16.5/20 - Raymond Chan, NZ Writer, April 2016
‘Very full, near impenetrable, black-hued ruby-red colour with purple tints. The nose is fine in proportion with tightly-bound, penetrating aromas of ripe blackberry, plum and liquorice fruit, along with black pepper, spices and subtle, minerally reduction. This is soft and integrated. Medium-full bodied, the flavours of black berried fruits, liquorice and black pepper are detailed with spice and eucalypt notes along with some minerally, earthy reduction. The wine is elegant in presentation with a softly extracted, fine-textured core, balanced by fresh, lacy acidity. This has good drive and linearity, with concentration and presence, and carries to a long finish of black fruits, pepper and minerals. This is an elegantly concentrated, fine-textures Shiraz with black fruits and some minerally, reductive detail.’
91 Points - Wine Spectator, April 2016
Fresh earth, toasted cumin and black tea flavours are dark and dense, with black liquorice and thick tannin's forming a backdrop to the blackberry and plum compote notes. Persistent on the finish.
4 1/2 Stars / Best In Class ($15 - $20) - Winestate Magazine ' Worlds Best Shiraz Comp' 2017
Savoury meaty aromas with slight floral-like lift. Dark sweet / savoury fruit on the palate with good use of oak, fresh acidity and very firm tannins which will resolve with time.
Winestate Magazine Mainfrieght World's Greatest Shiraz
4.5 Stars / Top of Category
91 Points - Wine Spectator April 2016
Fresh earth, toasted cumin and black tea flavors are dark and dense, with black licorice and thick tannin's forming a backdrop to the blackberry and plum compote notes. Persistent on the finish.
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