Red Baron Shiraz

Current vintage

2012

The Red Baron shiraz delivers vibrant fruit with a rich soft entry leading into a blend of red berry, cherry and plum fruits framed with smooth ripe tannins. A wine to enjoy now for its fresh juicy style.

Appearance

Vibrant purple.

Bouquet

Aromas of chocolate cherries and cream interwoven with nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves.

Palate

Rich front palate of mulberry, plums and black cherries lead into the creamy vanilla mid palate which is complemented by hints of toast and dark chocolate. The youthful tannins complete the vibrant experience with an injection of fresh toasty oak on the finish.

Winemaking

Moderate temperatures during ripening in Feb and March preserved the bright colour and gave us a powerful dark berry fruit flavor profile. Timing of the harvest period was normal, with most fruit enjoying the moderate ripening conditions and became flavor ripe at balanced sugar and acid levels. Each batch was open fermented for 7-8 days on skins with low intensity pump-overs 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

Gold Medal, Catavinum World Wine and Spirits Competition 2014
Gold Medal, Berlin Wine Trophy Summer 2013
Gold Medal, Expovina International Wine Competition 2013
Silver Medal, Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2013
Silver Medal, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013
Silver Medal, Mundus Vini Great International Wine Awards 2013 
Silver Medal, AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2013
Silver Medal, China Wine & Spirits Awards 2013
Silver Medal, Syrah du Monde 2013
Bronze Medal, National Wine Show of Australia 2013
Bronze Medal, Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013
Bronze Medal, Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2013 
Bronze Medal, Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2013
Bronze Medal, New Zealand International Wine Show 2013
Bronze Medal, Japan International Wine Challenge 2013
Bronze Medal, International Wine Guide Spain 2013
Bronze Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2013
Commended, International Wine Challenge 2013
94 points (Gold), Wine Showcase Magazine New Release Tasting May 2014
4.5 Stars, Winestate Magazine World’s Greatest Shiraz Challenge Sept/Oct 2013
Top 40 Best Value Buys, Winestate Magazine Wine & Spirit Insider, Sept/Oct 2013

Viticulturalist

Nick Wiltshire

Winemaker

Scott Zrna

Tasting notes

2012 Red Baron Shiraz

2011 Red Baron Shiraz

2010 Red Baron Shiraz

2010 Red Baron Shiraz in Large Print

2009 Red Baron Shiraz

2009 Red Baron Shiraz in Large Print

2008 Red Baron Shiraz

2007 Red Baron Shiraz

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  • Circle Club$15.00
  • Retail$17.50

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