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2019 Bainton Shiraz

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2019 Bainton Vineyard Shiraz    

Varieties:   100% Shiraz      

Vineyard:   Bainton Vineyard

Region:      Fordwich, Hunter Valley

Vine age:   Vines planted in 1923, 1942 and 1955

Tasting Note                                       

A heritage listed vineyard site with blocks planted in 1923 -1955, dry grown on deep, dark gravels of composited sandstone. Grown by the Bainton family, this old-vine Shiraz has dense colour and deeply packed rich flavours with great structure and power.

Colour: dense purple to scarlet, with flecks of deep-fushia at the rim.

Aromas: blackberry and anise swirl with spicy lift, jaffa and cola with hints of cranberry, oak spices of vanilla and clove.

Palate: very deep and dark: inky black cherry - cola at the core with super-ripe black fruits from blackberry through dense black currant to liquorice. The solid power is bonded to deep muscular tannins of almost tongue-staining espresso-like savouriness, reinforcing the inky blackness with gentle grip and carry onto the exceptionally long finish.

Drink: Now – 2030.

Extremely Limited Release 61 dozen made.                                    

Technical Data

Alcohol: 14.2%

pH:          3.5

TA:          7.0

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