Bannockburn Range Shiraz 2006
This single vineyard wine comes from our oldest block, planted in 1974. The fifth release of this wine, but the first made by Michael Glover.
- Tasting Notes
Slightly more fertile soils often result in larger vine leaf area: fruit weight ratio, and more powerful expression of Shiraz relative to our Winery blocks. Picked March 14.
- Whole bunch fermentation, indigenous yeast and careful maturing of wine in oak with the aim of telling the story of site and season as authentically as possible.
- 14.5% alc/ vol.
Rich, complex and compelling aromatics: cured meat, spice and lively dark fruits typical of cool climate Shiraz. Supple tannins speak of careful maturing in our cellars, but the fruit is pure and fresh – the optimum drinking window is right now, especially with fine food.
“Made from the original shiraz planting of 1.66ha. in '74, and the sheer intensity of fruit at 9 yo is as remarkable as the colour." 96 points. 96 points.
- James Halliday (winecompanion.com.au), August 2016
Budburst and harvest returned to long term average timing for the 2016/17 growing season. Picking commenced on March 2, and was completed by April 21.
After excellent winter rain, the season was moderately dry (mostly consisting of heavier rainfall events rather than light rain), and only very occasionally hot.
A fuller canopy of leaves slowed the ripening of all varieties, and retained greater natural acidity. Sugar concentration at harvest and final alcohol levels are low, but flavours are vibrant and typical of both variety and site.
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