Old Bastard Shiraz

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Grape Variety100% Shiraz
Vineyard SoilsLoam over clay (Nuriootpa)
Vine AgeShiraz planted in 1893
GIBarossa Valley

After sharing another season with her soul mate, the sun, the Old Bastard Shiraz vines were pure and perfect. Old Bastard was first released in 1998.


Fruit was hand-picked and sourced from Shiraz vines planted in 1893. Matured in 35% new and the remainder in 1 year old French oak. The wine making procedure is a closely guarded secret, with innovative techniques as yet revealed to new world wine. But what we can tell you is it was harvested by hand at the crack of dawn, when there was enough light shinning through the crystals looking like an amazing ranbow across the small vineyard.


Dark purple red, with a garnet edge.


Fresh and fruit driven with blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. Some cherry notes on the nose.


A combination of forest fruits with blackberries and mulberries. Savoury aromatic spices of anise and nutmeg with some coffee and chocolate notes. Silky, delicate tannins; good acidity and well balanced.


The Old Bastard Shiraz ages beautifully with the berry notes becoming more prominent over time. It has decades to give, cellar up to 20+ years.


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