2019 Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz

2019 Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz

Notes

Aromatic and structured single site Shiraz.
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Decant and enjoy with osso buco
Cellar for up to 15 years
Ideal serving temperature: 16 - 18°C
Produced using sustainable practices
Suitable for vegans

Vintage Tasting Notes

20192018 | 20172016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

Style

Tasting Notes
A complex, finely-textured Shiraz expressing the conditions of each vintage and the character of a unique vineyard site.
Tasting Notes
A complex, finely-textured Shiraz expressing the conditions of each vintage and the character of a unique vineyard site.

Growing and Making

Production Notes
From close-planted (5,500 vines/hectare) low yielding vines from block two at Shaw + Smith’s Balhannah Vineyard, planted in 2005. It has a north-facing aspect and the soils are loam over clay, ironstone, quartzite, and shale. Hand picked, sorted and fermented as whole berries and whole bunches, in open fermenters, with gentle plunging and minimal working. Majority aged in 600 litre French oak puncheons (15% new) for 14 months, followed by a further 24 months in bottle.
Production Notes
From close-planted (5,500 vines/hectare) low yielding vines from block two at Shaw + Smith’s Balhannah Vineyard, planted in 2005. It has a north-facing aspect and the soils are loam over clay, ironstone, quartzite, and shale. Hand picked, sorted and fermented as whole berries and whole bunches, in open fermenters, with gentle plunging and minimal working. Majority aged in 600 litre French oak puncheons (15% new) for 14 months, followed by a further 24 months in bottle.

Story

Winemaker Notes
This distinctive site had always shown potential for a single site wine, and in 2013 we made our first release.
Winemaker Notes
This distinctive site had always shown potential for a single site wine, and in 2013 we made our first release.

Reviews

Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front - May 2022

For structure, for shape and for length this wine cannot be faulted. It feels silken until the sheets of fine-grained tannin shoot through, and then it feels like a class act, full stop. Woodsy spice, florals, black cherry, dark chocolate and plum, with a subtle, cool, alpine herb note. It feels quality from start to finish and while it’s not overly intense it gives the clear impression that it will age like an absolute treat. 94 Points.

Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2021 

Gold Medal

Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front - May 2022

For structure, for shape and for length this wine cannot be faulted. It feels silken until the sheets of fine-grained tannin shoot through, and then it feels like a class act, full stop. Woodsy spice, florals, black cherry, dark chocolate and plum, with a subtle, cool, alpine herb note. It feels quality from start to finish and while it’s not overly intense it gives the clear impression that it will age like an absolute treat. 94 Points.

Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2021 

Gold Medal

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