Antiquarian, Limited Barossa Shiraz
Limited Barossa Shiraz
The 2017 Antiquarian Shiraz was selected from the finest Barossa grapes and matured in French oak barriques for 24 months. The wine is glorious upon release and will develop even greater complexity with cellaring for up to 10 years.
Region Barossa, South Australia
Fruit 100% Shiraz
Closure Diam driven closure is selected for Antiquarian to deliver a consistent result of the highest quality.
Bottled October 2019
Cellar 8-10 years – to 2027
The 2017 Barossa vintage experienced wetter than average pre harvest winter and spring, pushing back timing by up to a month. Shiraz picking began in mid to late February and with good soil moisture and cooler temperatures, the vines looked healthy. The fruit was allowed to ripen more slowly and this gradual development of fruit sugars created a sophisticated style that copes with higher alcohol levels.
Colour Intense, saturated purple colour.
Nose The bouquet is liquorice, black pepper and ripe blood plums with hints of toasty oak.
Palate The medium to full bodied is bright and lithe with mulberry and cherry, black pepper, supporting toasting oak and a focusing thread of acidity. Serve with slow roasted game, char grilled thick cuts of beef or tender beef cheeks and matured, richly flavoured cheeses.
Release late 2019
GOLD MEDAL Mundus Vini Spring Tasting March 2020
GOLD MEDAL CWSA Best Value Hong Kong January 2020
90 POINTS James Halliday Wine Companion 2020
2015 - no release
GOLD MEDAL Mundus Vini Germany 2017
GOLD MEDAL AWC Vienna 2017
GOLD/93 POINTS Wines Showcase Magazine 2018
4 STARS Winestate Magazine 2017 - Mainfreight World’s Greatest Shiraz XII Wine Show Results
BRONZE MEDAL KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show 2017
92 points WBM – Australia’s Wine Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2017
95 POINTS/5 STARS Huon Hooke* September 2016 – Cellar to 2038
94 POINTS James Halliday Magazine March 2016 – Cellar to 2028
94 POINTS Australian Wine Companion 2017 – 5 glass stars
GOLD MEDAL Mundus Vini GmbH Germany 2016
94 POINTS/GOLD Wines Showcase Magazine Australia 2015
4.5 STARS Winestate Magazine Shiraz Challenge 2016 – Finalist Wine of the year.
SILVER MEDAL WC International Wine Show Vienna 2015
SILVER MEDAL IWSC International Wine & Spirits 2015
BRONZE MEDAL UK International Wine Challenge 2015