Bannockburn Shiraz 2001 Magnum
We maintain a small library of select back vintage magnum (1500ml) bottles in our cellars at Bannockburn Vineyards. Due to low stock level of aged magnums, sales are limited to 3 per customer.
Minimum Order 6 Units or 3 Magnums (straight or mixed)
- Tasting Notes
A blend of two blocks (this wine pre-dates the planting of our De La Roche vineyard); largely own rooted clone PT23.
- Fruit in excellent condition was fermented utilising indigenous yeast, punchdowns occurring 2 or 3 times a day for 20 days.
- Pressed to tank, then racked to barriques (Damy cooperage, 25% new) for élevage.
- Blended and bottled on site in August 2002.
- 14.0 % alc/vol.
Medium dark garnet, with good clarity after decanting away the sediment. Bright acid lifts the pepper and spice in both the aroma and on the palate. The dark fruits have matured into a more savoury expression of the site; subtle tannin and a gentle contribution of sweetness from the alcohol make for both a warming and food friendly wine.
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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