$80-100/bottle under the original label
Folks, trust me on this one. If you like big, rich, powerful-yet-sumptuous red wines, this hedonistic and delicious wine is for you.
Sourced from 120+ year-old Centenarian Bush Vines and aged in 50% new French and American oak, this Icon-level, single-vineyard, mid-to-high 90's scoring (US and AUS critics!) masterpiece sells in Australia for over $120/bottle and here in the states for $80-$100.
The producer is legendary and, in this case, rightfully concerned about their brand here in the USA. As such, I am unable to go anywhere near their name; however I can tell you these ancient, dry-farmed vines are planted in red clay loam and river silt over limestone - the classic combo for big, bold, rich, powerfully structured Barossa reds!
Squid ink in the glass, this visually impenetrable wine surprises with a ripe, expressive nose. It's rich and meaty with dark chocolate, coffee bean, savory leather and peppery cedar notes surrounding layers of blackberry jam, plum fruit and raspberry kirsch over a core of granite and limestone that beautifully complexes the bouquet. Powerful on entry yet silky smooth and generous, the palate oozes with hedonistic richness. Ripe plum, cedar and chocolate notes swirl with pepper and mineral-laden tannins providing excellent structure and tension in a super sexy mid-palate and long, mouthwatering finish. Powerful and rich yet velvety smooth with lots of spice, this is a massively appealing glass of wine!
100%, 100+-year-old Centenarian Vine Shiraz, Single-Vineyard Estate
50% new French and American oak