Hand picked, primarily from our 1990 planted Winery Block (but also including portions of the Range and De La Roche single vineyard lots). 60% whole bunch fermentation, indigenous yeast, approximately four weeks on skins. 12 months in French hogsheads (predominately Remond, 20% new), then racked to older puncheons.
It’s an attractive, lighter-bodied style of Bannockburn Shiraz, with a smoky, paprika-spicy and redcurrant-ish fragrance, followed by more of the same on the palate, alongside decayed floral, spice and pepper notes. A fine value mature release that’s ready to enjoy.
Established in 1974 and from almost day one turning out quality wines. With Gary Farr as winemaker this rising star became an Australian icon. Subsequent winemakers have built on the legend. Expanded vineyard holdings and added to the range and depth of quality.
Geelong – Within the GI of Geelong there is some distinctly different climates, diverse soil profiles and strong personalities. And it helps that there are quite a few producers making interesting and exciting wines here. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz all excel but in the right site there are plenty of other varieties that can do well.
Shiraz/Syrah – A bit of a chameleon, Shiraz can change how it looks depending on terroir and/or wine maker influence. The Syrah based wines of Northern Rhone are dry and austere while the Shiraz of Barossa is rich and fleshy. A variety that lends itself to long aging but can be drunk at any time of its evolution.