2015 Old Block Shiraz
The 2014-2015 growing season began with good early winter rains followed by a dry late winter and spring. Spring was warmer than average resulting early budburst and flowering. Summer days were mild with no extended heat waves resulting in even ripening. Yields were below average, but produced exceptional quality. 2015 Eden Valley Shiraz is truly sensational with near perfect growing conditions resulting in sensational wines. The 2015 vintage Barossa Valley Shiraz displays both richness and depth, underpinned by dark lingering tannins
To qualify for Old Block, vineyards must be planted on their own rootstock and be older than 40 years old. The youngest vineyard used in the 2015 Old Block Shiraz was planted in 1963, whilst the oldest planting was 1870. Once the vineyard has qualified to be considered Old Block; it is graded in a blind tasting by the winemaking team to determine if it meets the quality standard. The parcels from Eden and Barossa Valley are then carefully blended by our winemakers to create a balanced and age worthy wine.
2015 Old Block is beautifully balanced and elegant. It opens with a fine fruit burst followed by a dense dark fruit core and a long even finish. The tannins are fine and folding into layer after layer of flavour. It is an elegant wine with great complexity will further unfold over time.
If stored correctly this wine will age gracefully over the next 30 years.