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2010 Numbered Series Barossa Valley No. 2 Shiraz (Museum)

$405.00
$2430 6 x 750ml bottle
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SKU: HP10PF-BARSHIRAZ6

  • WINE STYLE
    WINE STYLE
    Big & Bold, Red, Full-bodied
  • FOOD PAIRING
    FOOD PAIRING
    Braised Short Ribs with Porcini-Port Wine
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    HIGHLIGHTS
    One of the finest example of noble single varietal wines
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
Museum Release
 
Limited Allocation
2 bottles per customer – back vintage release
A stand out vintage
2010 is universally acclaimed as a superb Shiraz vintage

A NOTE FROM THE WINEMAKERS

“Australia is renowned for great Shiraz and the greatest of all is Barossa Shiraz. Wines such as this, from old vines in the north of the Barossa Valley, are the pinnacle of this famous style.”

SERVING TEMPERATURE | 16 - 18°

CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 10 - 15 years

TASTING NOTES

This wine is made in the renowned Barossa style - rich and ripe with great depth of flavour. The nose is a complex medley of spicy dark fruits, prunes and fruit cake with cedary oak. The full-bodied palate is rich and spicy with powerful flavours of raisins and plums balanced by fresh acidity. The tannins are robust, ripe and beautifully integrated.

SEASON

The fruit was picked at optimum ripeness in mid-March and fermented in small overhead fermenters. Our barrels were made by Barossa cooper AP John from predominantly American oak, with a small portion of French oak for the parcel from the cooler, more elevated vineyards. We chose American hogsheads for their sweet and luscious characters that complement the rich, bold Barossa Shiraz wine style. The French oak component adds aromatics and finesse to the blend. The wine was matured in these barrels for two years and aged in bottle a further four years to develop tannin structure before release.

 

2010 began with drought-breaking rains the previous winter and spring, setting up excellent soil moisture for the first time in at least five years. Mild spring weather resulted in early bud burst and good fruit set. Warm and mild weather for the rest of the season allowed healthy canopy development and cool nights in March topped off perfect conditions for ripening of Shiraz grapes.

WINEMAKING

This wine is primarily from vineyards on gently undulating slopes at the northern end of the Barossa Valley. The soil here is the classic Barossa red dirt, which is comprised of loam over clay. Wines from this area of the Barossa Valley are famous for rich and full-bodied wines with velvety texture and strong tannins.

 

Our wine is from vines aged between 50 and 80 years, which adds an extra dimension of concentration and complexity. A percentage of fruit is from vineyards on more elevated slopes and a slightly cooler climate provides balancing acid, aromatic lift and elegance to this wine.

 
THE REGION

THE REGION

Barossa Valley

Australia’s oldest and best known wine region, the Barossa Valley is a warm climate region famous for bold Shiraz wines.

It has some of the world’s oldest vines and a deep and enduring winemaking heritage. Summers are typically warm and dry and most rainfall occurs in winter and spring.

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THE TIER

THE TIER

Numbered Series

A PERFECT EXPLORATION

10 years ago we challenged ourselves to explore Australia’s best terroir.

With the Handpicked Numbered Series we have reinvented the iconic Australian blended wine. Each wine in this series is unique, made in tiny quantities from special parcels of fruit and only made in exceptional vintages.

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THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

The Artwork

Numbered Series – Contour Lines

All great wine begins in a great vineyard. We select only the best fruit from outstanding vineyards that have a track record of producing exceptional fruit year after year.

Each label in the Numbered Series tells a story of craftmanship and origin through contour lines inspired by the landscape.

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