Viking Grand Shiraz 2004 Imperial

Barossa Valley
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£87.95 per imperial
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93 Points - James Halliday

Deep colour; immensely powerful and concentrated, awash with black fruits, spice and dark chocolate, which have in turn consumed the oak; 50-year-old dry-grown vines.

Taste & Aroma

Score:93

Deep colour; immensely powerful and concentrated, awash with black fruits, spice and dark chocolate, which have in turn consumed the oak; 50-year-old dry-grown vines.

James Halliday

Producer

Viking Wines are sleek and smooth, full-bodied with concentrated black fruit, silky soft tannins, with well-rounded lengthy finishes. The wines have good ageworthiness due to the power of it's fruit and high alcohol.

The success of these Iconic wines is the result of it's owners, (Tord & Charmaine Soderstrom) dedication to producing a top quality brand. Prior to them purchasing the property in September 1993, the Shiraz was purchased by Penfolds for incorporating into it's world famous "Grange"

Tord and Charmaine realized "we had a prime Shiraz-grown estate at our hands and wanted to bring the best out of it's rare old vines by producing our own individual bottle of magic"

Viking Wines

Region

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.

Glassware

Glassware

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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