717 Convicts – The Warden

$35.00 – SOLD OUT

VINTAGE: 2010

VARIETY: 100% Estate Grown Barossa Valley Shiraz

Alc: 14.7%

Winemaking:

The fruit for this wine is handpicked from a small patch of vines grown on a steep hill with a southerly facing aspect. Covered with quartz and ironstone it is defiantly  the hardest patch of dirt on our property, so the vines do it tough. Hand picked and fermeted in open fermeters for 10 days before being basket pressed directly into American oak barrels where it undergoes malo fermentation naturally. The wine is left on lees for 12 months to improve texture and mouthful before being racked and returned to completed maturation. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Tasting Notes:

With a dark, brooding nose and some chary oak, this wine is typically dense in colour.   Allowed some air in a decanter this wine will open up to reveal dark fruits, chocolate, liquorice and vanilla from the oak. Sporting a dense and full bodied palate you would be forgiven in thinking that this is a brute, but the wine is smooth and soft with fine earthy tannins that make it a joy to drink. This wine will certainly soften with age and develop even more complexity. Carefully cellar for 10+ years with confidence.

 

SCORES:

2005- 89/100 James Halliday

2006- 94/100 James Halliday

2009-95/100 James Halliday

2010-96/100 James Halliday

PREVIOUS VINTAGES:

2009 – information

2010 – informations

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