Exciting news for Barossa Shiraz lovers!
Over the Easter weekend we were proud to release the latest vintage in our flagship range made from premium old vines. This Barossa blockbuster is a dark beast that never fails to impress.
The Darkie Shiraz 2006
This vintage is unique in the vertical line up being specially released as an older red after extended maturation in older oak barrels.
“The Darkie” seduces all who taste its concentrated flavours that linger long after the first sip. An intense nose of rich ripe berries with pronounced chocolate and hints of caramel. The oak tannins are well softened and balanced with the ripe fruit flavours. Ready to enjoy now or cellar for 15 years plus.
Grapes & Winemaking:
Single vineyard wine sourced from our 40 acre block, planted by Clarence Walter “Darkie” Liebich in 1969. The vines grow on heavy black biscay soil at Rowland Flat on the eastern foothills of the Barossa. Dead arm affliction reduces yield but enhances flavour as does the use of hand-pruning and minimal irrigation. 2006 was a warm, dry season producing concentrated flavours from low yields, only 1.6 tonne per acre yield.
Traditional techniques of hand plunging, basket-pressing with no fining or filtration were employed for optimum flavour retention.
Alc. Vol. 16.0%
Available to taste now at Cellar Door.