|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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- Wine Companion 2017 -95pt
100% shiraz from the Nuriootpa vineyard planted in 1893;
hand-picked, matured in French oak (35% new). To say it is full-bodied is a masterly understatement: it is huge in every respect. But there is balance, and the display of multi-berry fruits is not obscured by tannins or oak even though they are
omnipresent. Not my style, but commands respect
- Wine Advocate - 97pt
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Shiraz Old Bastard has a slowly emerging, complex nose of incense, cloves, star anise, tar, underbrush and earth with a blackberry and blackcurrant core plus a touch of wild thyme. The big, full, opulently fruited palate delivers tons of flavor layers and wonderful structure with firm, rounded tannins and a racy acid line supporting the generous fruit through the very long finish.
- Wine Spectator - 93 pts
Dark, dense and muscular, with a mouthful of blackberry, spice and espresso flavors, accented by a touch of candied ginger. Robust and intense, featuring flavors that persist on the finish,transmitting power and focus. Drink now through 2030.—M.W.