Product details

2013 Shiraz

2013 Shiraz

2013 Shiraz

Coonawarra, SA

Medium bodied with fleshy dark liquorice/berry fruit, spicy notes and a soft grainy tannin finish.

    James Halliday Wine Companion 2017
    James Halliday Wine Companion 2017
    95 / 100
    “Estate-grown and matured for 19 months in the top-class Louis Latour barriques (68% new). Deeply coloured, vibrant black cherry fruit on the bouquet and a silky, opulent plate, tempered and balanced on the finish by fine, ripe tannins ex the fruit and oak.” Drink to 2038

    Wine Details

    • Region Coonawarra
    • Vintage 2013
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Shiraz
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 14%
    • PH

      3.48 g/l

    • Standard Drinks 8.6
    • Acidity

      6.82 g/l

    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Background

      The Balnaves Coonawarra Vineyard was established in 1975, and is situated at the southern end of the Coonawarra Terra strip. The family has been associated with the district since 1855 and Doug, Annette, Kirsty and Pete Balnaves remain fully committed to a high level of ‘hands-on’ involvement.

    • Winemaking

      Vintage 2013 produced excellent shiraz from Dunstan and Kidman vineyards, ripening in late March which is considerably later than in recent years. Matured for 19 months in new (68%) second fill (16%) French oak. This wine was bottled in December 2014.

    • Tasting Notes

      Deep red in colour, the nose shows intense perfumed dark blackberry fruit, interwoven with spice and toasty vanillin notes. The palate is medium bodied with fleshy dark liquorice/berry fruit, spicy notes and a soft grainy tannin finish. This wine will improve with further careful cellaring and decanting before drinking.

    James Halliday Wine Companion 2017
    James Halliday Wine Companion 2017
    95 / 100
    “Estate-grown and matured for 19 months in the top-class Louis Latour barriques (68% new). Deeply coloured, vibrant black cherry fruit on the bouquet and a silky, opulent plate, tempered and balanced on the finish by fine, ripe tannins ex the fruit and oak.” Drink to 2038

    Wine Details

    • Region Coonawarra
    • Vintage 2013
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Shiraz
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 14%
    • PH

      3.48 g/l

    • Standard Drinks 8.6
    • Acidity

      6.82 g/l

    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Background

      The Balnaves Coonawarra Vineyard was established in 1975, and is situated at the southern end of the Coonawarra Terra strip. The family has been associated with the district since 1855 and Doug, Annette, Kirsty and Pete Balnaves remain fully committed to a high level of ‘hands-on’ involvement.

    • Winemaking

      Vintage 2013 produced excellent shiraz from Dunstan and Kidman vineyards, ripening in late March which is considerably later than in recent years. Matured for 19 months in new (68%) second fill (16%) French oak. This wine was bottled in December 2014.

    • Tasting Notes

      Deep red in colour, the nose shows intense perfumed dark blackberry fruit, interwoven with spice and toasty vanillin notes. The palate is medium bodied with fleshy dark liquorice/berry fruit, spicy notes and a soft grainy tannin finish. This wine will improve with further careful cellaring and decanting before drinking.