The exceptional fruit of this vintage is imbued with the age gathered characters of raspberry and maraschino cherry on a formidable dense palate hosting insistant whorls of blackberry, mullberry and forest fruits.It's black/violet cadences are testament to an enriched compelling body and a rich fragrant nose of ripe fruit and piquant berries.A vibrant,assured grenache to be indulged with a choice of peking duck,mature cheeses or steak.
Dense ruby. Superripe blackberry, plum jam and boysenberry on the nose, with suggestions of smoked meat and roasted coffee; a slightly raisined note comes up with air. Sweet and nicely concentrated, showing an explosive raspberry and strawberry preserve character that's well-focused but also lush and round. Fat, thick and sweet on the back, the raspberry flavor taking on a liqueur-like character. The vines here are reportedly 65 and 116 years old.
Josh Raynolds (Anotonio Galloni)
These museum wines from Craneford were made around the time the winery saw great change. In 2004 the winery wines expanded, making sure that the winemaking process was done on site from start to finish and under supervision of the winemaker so that only the best fruit was selected for their wines. Craneford focus on the quality of their wines and not the quantity, the passion and hard work that they put into the winemaking process is what gives their excellent deep red wines from Barossa Valley their regional characteristics and soft tannins.
Situated in South Australia, 60 kilometres northwest of Adelaide, lies the Barossa Valley which has been producing wine since 1842 and these days is recognised as Australia’s quintessential wine region. The hot climate mixed with the ironstone and sandstone soil in the valley, makes excellent growing conditions for grapes and in particular, Shiraz (or Syrah) which classically is full bodied with earthy and spicy notes. Over the last 15 years there has also been an increased interest in the other red Rhone varietals Grenache and Mourvedre. The non-irrigated old vineyards on the cooler west side of the valley are the most treasured and provide fruit for Australia’s most famous wine, Penfolds Grange among many other top-quality bottlings.
Zalto Denk-Art Universal Glass
For full-bodied to powerful wines, which are expressive but also show minerality and smooth character. Accentuates complexity and finesse.
Ideal for: All types of Wine. Great as a small Red Wine Glass or an all round White Wine Glass. Adequate for Rosé too. Espeically good for: Chardonnay, Chianti, Riesling and ‘Smaragd’ – wines from the Wachau.
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