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Bannockburn Shiraz 2017

$45.00
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Bannockburn Shiraz 2017
Producer Bannockburn
Region, Country Geelong, Australia
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 6
Product Code 18382-750

Bannockburn's Shiraz is drawn predominately from vines in the south-facing Winery Block (planted in 1990), along with some fruit from the Range Road site (planted in 1974) and some declassified De La Roche. All sites possess soils of mainly volcanic scoria over basalt, clay and loam with a limestone clay base. 


The 2017 was wild fermented with just 10% whole bunches and spent two weeks on skins before being pressed, settled and racked to French oak puncheons (20% new) for 13 months élevage. 



Bannockburn Shiraz 2017

Reviews

“Hand picked, wild ferment with 10% whole bunches, 12 months' maturation in French oak. A blend of 3 shiraz blocks, including the original '74 plantings. This welcomes the drinker with a big burst of whole-bunch intensity: herbal, spicy and peppery. The wow moment continues on the palate and builds, delivering satiny texture, a sleek black-fruit profile and structure. The gentle savoury touches are a bonus. There's a lot to taste and enjoy here.”
95 points, Jeni Port, Wine Companion
“This is low in alcohol, carries flashes of corn and truffle, is spicy and slightly vegetal too. In a good way, in my opinion. There’s a core of sweet berried fruit, silken texture, a general nuttiness and a finish that is both well sustained and riddled with complex, peppery, smoke-infused flavour. I looked at this over the course of 24 hours; it was screwed tight at first but it softened and relaxed considerably, though its laces remained intact. The level of complexity here is beyond average, let’s just say, and it’s been put to seamless effect.”
94 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Winefront
“This offers quite meaty aromas with savory and spicy notes, across rich blackberry and red-plum aromas. Some chocolate, too. The palate is medium-bodied and has good depth of fine tannin, carrying spicy berry flavors. Drink or hold. Screw cap.”
94 points, Jamessuckling.com

Reviews

“Hand picked, wild ferment with 10% whole bunches, 12 months' maturation in French oak. A blend of 3 shiraz blocks, including the original '74 plantings. This welcomes the drinker with a big burst of whole-bunch intensity: herbal, spicy and peppery. The wow moment continues on the palate and builds, delivering satiny texture, a sleek black-fruit profile and structure. The gentle savoury touches are a bonus. There's a lot to taste and enjoy here.”
95 points, Jeni Port, Wine Companion
“This is low in alcohol, carries flashes of corn and truffle, is spicy and slightly vegetal too. In a good way, in my opinion. There’s a core of sweet berried fruit, silken texture, a general nuttiness and a finish that is both well sustained and riddled with complex, peppery, smoke-infused flavour. I looked at this over the course of 24 hours; it was screwed tight at first but it softened and relaxed considerably, though its laces remained intact. The level of complexity here is beyond average, let’s just say, and it’s been put to seamless effect.”
94 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Winefront
“This offers quite meaty aromas with savory and spicy notes, across rich blackberry and red-plum aromas. Some chocolate, too. The palate is medium-bodied and has good depth of fine tannin, carrying spicy berry flavors. Drink or hold. Screw cap.”
94 points, Jamessuckling.com

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