|Grape Variety||100% Shiraz|
|Vineyard Soils||Loam over clay (Nuriootpa)|
|Vine Age||Shiraz planted in 1893|
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.
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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