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A glorious year for Barossa Shiraz. The richness and weight leavened by the lifted perfumes that this harvest provided. As is always the case, superfine, immersion bent American oak barriques contained the wine on its lees for the whole maturation period. This is a wine that sweetens and increases in the volume of its aromatic with some time in the bottle. 100% estate fruit from Krondorf village & Rowland Flat Lyndoch, the generosity of its structure will stand it in good stead for a number of decades
The generosity of the Barossa in a single sniff, the jolly rotundity of the Tanunda oompah band in a glass. This wine represents our pride in the classic Barossa style, it is indeed a homage to the training I received under Peter Lehmann through the 70’s and 80’s. Tasting the classic old Saltrams of the 50’s and 60’s many of which remain simply delicious drinks to this day, gives you a real insight into the longevity of the classic Barossa style. (A ’57 Saltram Cabernet tasted in 2018 remains pleasantly seared in my memory.) Rich, full bodied and generous without being overbearing. Opulent yet refined. If you were to take a vinous ambassador with you overseas when we finally can, please take this wine.
Charles Melton Wines