2013 Greenock one
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This is the second release of Greenock one. Shiraz is the number one variety in the Barossa. No one can argue the importance of this variety and the place it has reached in many hearts of fine wine connoisseurs around the world. Whilst the wine is proudly from the Barossa Valley, we also want to take our friends on a journey to show that the Barossa has as much sub regional diversity as any of the great wine regions of the world.
Our vineyard, located in Greenock in the west of the Barossa Valley was added to the Elderton family in 2010 and is a great addition to the portfolio. The 60 acre vineyard has plantings back to 1915 and a terroir that has been in demand by many of the Barossa’s elite winemakers. This wine is from vines ranging 20 – 35 years of age. Yields are extraordinarily low due to the toughness and free draining nature of the soils, the lack of rain and also the fact that the last owners almost succeeded in running the vineyard into the ground. In many blocks we still struggle to get more than one tonne an acre.
|Vine Age||20 - 35 years of age|
|Yields||In many blocks we still struggle to get more than one tonne an acre|
|Region||Greenock, Barossa Valley|
|Maturation||New French and older (second fill) French and American puncheons for 15 months|
94 points - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2016
Strong colour, and an equally strong statement of place, with black fruits shutting the door on any other contenders, but not the ripe tannins that provide balance and length. Time to grow.
91+ points - Wine Advocate – Issue #219, June 2015
2013 Greenock One Shiraz reveals wonderfully pure and delineated notes of crushed cassis, black plums and chocolate-covered cherries, The medium to full-bodied palate is very tight and muscular showing a nice acid line through to the long finish. It needs time.
91 points - Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2016
Vibrant, precise aromas of dark berries and flowers complicated by licorice, violet and espresso flourishes. Sappy and penetrating on the palate, with bitter cherry and blackcurrant flavors unfolding and putting on weight with air. Combines richness and vivacity smoothly, finishing gently sweet and very long, with subtle, fine-grained tannins building steadily.
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