Single Vineyard Range
2019 Bainton Vineyard Shiraz
Varieties: 100% Shiraz
Vineyard: Bainton Vineyard
Region: Fordwich, Hunter Valley
Vine age: Vines planted in 1923, 1942 and 1955
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.