$65/bottle under the original label
The Barossa Old Vine Charter was established in 2009 to provide formal designations of vine age for Barossa Valley's oldest vineyards. The designations are Old Vine (35+), Survivor (70+), Centenarian (100+) and Ancestor (125+).
Lot 280 comes from the
Lou Miranda Old Vine Shiraz program and is comprised entirely of Centenarian Vine Shiraz sourced from the families "Winery Church" Block planted in 1907. 115-years-old, head-pruned and dry-farmed, these gnarly, low-yielding old vines produce exceptionally intense fruit that has made critics swoon for decades.
In fact, I purchased this wine previously for Cameron Hughes Lot 38 2005 100 Year Old Vine Shiraz and sold it all for $20 bottle back in 2007. Lot 38 was a legend in its time.
The Lou Miranda bottling retails today in Australia for $65/bottle; however Lot 280 can be yours today for just $17/bottle. Trust me on this one folks, this is a stupid good deal. Less than 25 cases going into the Bottle Shop.
Inky and opaque in the glass with a touch of violet around the rim.
Powdered cocoa, dried black cherry and boysenberry preserves soar from the glass...cedary oak notes, worn leather, and meaty braised lamb notes complex the boisterous bouquet. Fabulously full and rich on the palate with deep extraction and palate staining focus that is beautifully balanced by a purple fruited beam of acidity that carries waves of succulence to a beautiful conclusion that last for minutes. As one reviewer wrote of the 96-point scoring 2016 vintage, "a superbly weighted palate displaying outstanding fruit purity and richness, while properly structured by wonderfully pitched fine tannins. Opulent and hugely appealing." Yep, well said. 100% "Centenarian" Old Vine Shiraz, 100% Barossa Valley 75% American Oak, 25% French oak, 75% new 15% alc. 350 cases available Bottled April 15th