2010 Marananga Shiraz

2010 Marananga Shiraz

The low yielding old vines and the shallow red brown earths of our Marananga vineyard, provide the backbone and complexity for this elegant Barossa Shiraz, finessed with a touch of American oak.

It has the concentration and fruit definition to complement robust red meats - even hare if you're game.

Tasting Notes

Colour
Dense, slight purple edge, crimson.

Nose
Intense aromas of vanilla, plums, fruit cake and roasted nuts.

Palate
A mouthful of powerful but understated Barossa Shiraz - not over ripe or porty but stylish, with strong fruit weight and lovely length of tannin. A perfect expression of our Young (planted 1999), Yellow Spot (1991) and Road (1991) blocks.

Vintage
A wet winter for deep subsoil moisture, a frost-free spring for even budburst and an Indian summer of warm days and cool nights made this a perfect vintage for optimum fruit ripeness.

Food
This wine has the structure to complement intensely flavoured game - venison, hare, rabbit, kangaroo - or slow cooked beef cheeks.

Cellar
Lay down until 2022.

Reviews

Deep crimson-purple; a potent, powerful and complex full-bodied Shiraz, black fruits and tannins the main drivers, not American oak; despite all the concentration, there isn't the slightest suggestion of overripe fruit.
Cork. 14.5% alc. Rating 95 to 2025.

James Halliday, 2015 Wine Companion.

95 points.

 

You don't have to be a big Ocker bloke to like this wine, but it sure does have some serious power and presence. Inky-black fruit, dense with ripe currant and plum aromas and flavours, mouthcoating and luscious throughout. Lots going on here but well done and balanced in its style.

WBM, July 2014.

93 points.

 

A glass-staining deep purple crimson, this wine has an aroma rich in fruit and spice. The taste is lush with great body and a lovely warm, spicy finish held together nicely by fine tannins. This ripper from the Barossa would team up very nicely with a thick steak or something a little gamier like venison or kangaroo. Quality and craftsmanship really shine through on this wine.

Shaun Viljoen, Wine Jury.

93 points.

 

Sleek, polished and expressive, with juicy blackberry and black cherry flavors, hinting at coffee as the finish lingers with intensity and finesse.

Wine Spectator.

92 points.

 

Life throws up quirky coincidences sometimes, like a friend posting a video of her greyhound just as I poured a glass of this. Chase one up, it's a worthy catch.

Max Crus, Grape Expectations.

9/10

2013 Lepus

Every so often our Marananga vineyard is blessed with a season where the winemaking stars align.

A year for perfect fruit maturation, the Lepus is the pick of the crop from the outstanding 2013 vintage.

2013 Ironscraper

The 2013 Ironscraper is a wine that suits its name. Deep crimson in colour its special personality is its length and grip – helped along with an almost imperceptible touch of Barossa Cabernet.

2013 Marananga Shiraz

A complex and elegant Marananga Shiraz, finessed with a touch of American Oak.

With the concentration and fruit definition to complement robust red meats - even hare if you’re game!

2014 Tempranillo

Layered Mediterranean freshness and fruit flavours - quinces and pomegranates and cherries.

A stylish, medium bodied red, brilliant with succulent charcoal grilled quail or a lazy afternoon Tapas.