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2005 Old Vine Shiraz

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A perfectly balanced, rich, powerful wine. Generous mulberry, blackberry, pepper and spice flavours support the supple tannins. Time in the bottle will result in a refined and silky wine of elegance and length. The wine is produced from vines planted in Victoria in the late 1860's.

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The 2005 Old Vine Shiraz is hand harvested; hand plunged, fermented in small tubs, and shows all the signs of an expert craftsman. It is only produced in years when we consider the quality second to none.

The colour indicates a wine of serious structure. Perfumed nose –top note of violets followed by plum, spice and blackberry witha touch of raspberry as an end note. On the palate, this wine is perfectly balanced, rich, powerful and generous. Excellent length and depth with flavours of blackberry, confectionary, spice and black pepper supported by very fine grained tannins. Exceptionally long aftertaste of spice and black pepper elevate this wine to icon status.

The wine is produced from vines planted in Victoria in the late 1860's.

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Growing Region: - Central Victoria
Grape Variety: - Shiraz
Alcohol: - 14.1%
Colour: - Beautiful deep purple hues.
Bouquet: - Ripe and generous fruit on the nose, deep dark berries. Varietal shiraz grape aromas.
Palate: - Rich and detailed, layers of complex, finely interwoven fruit and tannin supported ably by fine French oak. Long and powerful finish with soft crumbling tannins.
Cellaring: - 12 – 25 years
Vintage: - A dry winter in 2004 meant that yields were low as the vines struggled to find water. Early summer rains arrived and brought about an even, low stress ripening period resulting in eexcellent fruit with intense flavours.