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|Grape Variety||100% Shiraz|
|Vineyard Soils||Schist rock over blue grey clay (Marananga) / deep compacted broken down schist with red sandstone pebbles on the surface along creek line / loam over clay (Nuriootpa)|
|Vine Age||2 vineyards – planted in 1899 and 1965|
The Barossa Valley is world famous for concentrated styles of Shiraz. Bogan Shiraz is well known to be a quintessential, full bodied style of Shiraz known for its creamy & velvety palate. The two Shiraz vineyards from which this wine is sourced complement each other well – Marananga block provides intense, old vine material with particular “blue fruit” offerings. The Nuriootpa block provides more “black fruits.”
The wine is given 18 days on skins, pressed then put to barrel. This was has been matured in 75% French oak – 25% new and the balance 2 & 3 years old and 25% American oak (2 yr old). The wine was racked twice over the next 15 month with regular topping. No filtration.
Dark red, almost black.
Black cherry, plums, sandalwood and spice.
Concentrated black fruit drive and power, but still shows enforced restraint and structure. Supple, smooth tannins, fantastic length and focus. Velvet palate is its signature.
This wine has a long future, Bogan to the core – 20 year proposition.
94 Points James Halliday Wine Companion 2015
Bronze Medal Barossa Wine Show 2013