2004 '8 Barrels' Barossa Valley Shiraz Tasting Notes
Made from Barossa Valley Fruit, achieving a consistent style and outstanding quality each year. It is a textbook Shiraz, showing strong varietal character, full bodied, with ripe fruit on stage.
||Bronze Medal at the 2007 Melbourne Wine Show
||100% Barossa Valley, Greenock, South Australia
||19 months in New and Old American Oak Hogsheads
(300 litre Barrels)
||Deep purple/red with purple hues
||Lifted, Youthful and varietally defined. Dark berry fruit, chocolate,
Tobacco, with a suggestion of pepper, and vanilla richness from the oak.
||Fleshy Dark berry fruit, dark cherries, chocolate, tobacco.
Soft tannins are caught in the generous fruit, with fruitcake and mocha flavors
offering additional distractions. The Vanilla oak is soaked up by the fruit,
with a rich mid-palate and a lingering Finish.
||Alcohol volume: 14.5 %
Residual sugar: 1.4 grams/litre
Total acid: 6.2 grams/litre
||2007 to 2014
||Enjoy with roasted beef, lamb, game and other hearty dishes,
as well as richly flavored cheeses.
This wine should be decanted before serving.