Red Baron Shiraz

Current vintage

2015

Showcasing the true essence of McLaren Vale wine making, the Red Baron Shiraz is a great example of what has made this region stand out.  Full bodied with balanced oak, the Red Baron Shiraz is a real crowd pleaser, showing great balance and length of flavour.

Appearance

Vibrant purple.

Bouquet

Plum and black cherry aromas jump out of the glass supported by fresh toasty oak and rhubarb characters interwoven with cinnamon and smoked meat.

Palate

Rich front palate of plums and black cherries lead into the cherry, cream and milk chocolate mid palate and complemented by hints of roasted nuts and smoky toast. The youthful tannins complete the vibrant experience with an injection of subtle structural oak on the finish.

Winemaking

2015 had a warm ripening season, with harvest occurring between February 5 and March 2. These conditions gave the resulting wine a vibrant berry fruit flavor profile and ripe soft tannins. Timing of the harvest period was in line with most years, the fruit responded to the warm conditions which produced the intense flavours that complement the wine’s tannin and richness. Each batch was fermented for 7-8 days on skins with low intensity pumpovers conducted to preserve the primary fruit flavours in the wine. The wine was then pressed off to finish fermentation in tank or old oak barrels. Most batches spend part of their maturation time in old French and American oak.

Technical analysis

  • Alcohol 14.5%

Ageing potential

This wine is made to be enjoyed now while it is fresh, young and fruity.

Awards

Silver Medal, Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2016
Silver Medal, Alliances Du Monde, France 2016
Bronze Medal, McLaren Vale Wine Show 2016

Winemaker

Scott Zrna & Ben Tanzer

Tasting notes

2015 Red Baron Shiraz

2014 Red Baron Shiraz

2013 Red Baron Shiraz

2012 Red Baron Shiraz

2011 Red Baron Shiraz

2010 Red Baron Shiraz

2009 Red Baron Shiraz

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  • Circle Club$15.00
  • Retail$17.50

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