2017 After Five Wine Co. Single Vineyard Shiraz

$45.00

Purple red colour very good depth. Aromas of liquorice, plum & raspberry. Mouth filling palate with textural tannins, loads of dark chocolate & raspberry flavour.

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Description

Vineyard:
Single Vineyard : Stansborough vineyard. The site is around 260-280m above sea level with an east west aspect. Soil consists of a shallow red clay top soil over friable red clay with bands of quartz, ironstone and shale. The vineyard was planted in 2000 and is own rooted, clones are heritage and 1654. The vines are spur pruned to 32-36 buds per vine. The mid rows are cultivated to winter active fescue.

Winemaking:
Machine picked and crushed to concrete open fermenter. After fermentation commenced heading boards were placed on top. Fermentation temperatures were allowed to peak at 28C before cooling to 24C for the balance. After 10 days on skins the wine was basket pressed to a combination of new and older 500 lt French oak barrels. The wine was matured on lees in oak for 10 months before racking and returning to oak for a further 7 months before bottle. No finings used.

Tasting Notes:
Purple red colour very good depth. Aromas of liquorice, plum & raspberry. Mouth filling palate with textural tannins, loads of dark chocolate & raspberry flavour.

Cellaring:
Drink now or cellar carefully and enjoy over the next 10+ years.

Analysis:
Alcohol 14.1%, pH 3.59, TA 6.44g/L, VA 0.68g/L, F/TSO2 32/72, R/S 2.45 g/l

Current Vintage Accolades

James Halliday – 95 Points
Campbell Mattinson – 95 Points
Wine Showcase Magazine – 94 Points

Previous Vintage Accolades

2016 Vintage
James Halliday – 96 Points
Patrick Eckel – 94 Points
Ray Jordan – 94 Points
Wine Showcase Magazine – 95 Points
Australian & NZ Boutique Wine Show – Bronze Medal

Reviews

An essay in Barossa shiraz, with ripe, sweet plum and blackberry fruit at the core. Around that there’s the regional nuances of dark chocolate, baked red earth and warm tar, enhanced with a subtle dash of French oak. It’s not a blockbuster of a wine, and although it’s mouthfilling the supple tannin keeps it in good shape. Drink or cellar. it’s a win-win.< - James Halliday Wine Companion 95 Points

Single vineyard shiraz from the Barossa Valley. Absolutely pitch perfect. Neat as a pin, flushed with flavour, balanced, generous, polished; everything is in brilliant good order. Plums, cloves, sweet earth, cocoa and tar. It’s Barossa shiraz on parade. Tannin is fine-grained but firm. Everything feels right.– Campbell Mattinson (Wine Front)  95 Points

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