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 red/purple.

Bouquet

Plum, black cherry, fresh toasty oak and rhubarb, interwoven with cinnamon and smoked meat.

Palate

Plum, black cherry, red cherry, cream, milk chocolate, 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

The initial stages of the 2015 ripening season were warm, with harvest occurring between February 5 and March 2. These conditions gave the resulting wine a vibrant berry flavour profile and soft, ripe tannins. Timing of the harvest period was in line with most years, with the fruit responding to the warm conditions that produced intense flavours that complement the tannin and richness of the wine. 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 has been crafted for enjoyment now while it is fresh, young and vibrant.

Awards

Bronze Medal McLaren Vale Wine Show 2016
Gold Medal 
Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition 2017

Winemaker

Scott Zrna & Ben Tanzer

Tasting notes

2015 Red Baron Shiraz

Recipe - Rotweinkuchen (Chocolate & Red Wine Cake)

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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