2009 The Darkie Shiraz

$70.00 inc GST

Special museum release of  100% Barossa Shiraz from low yielding old vines. Seductive concentrated flavours linger long after the first sip. A wine of great elegance already cellared and ready to enjoy.

 

Description

Liebichwein’s flagship red wine dedicated to Ron’s uncle Clarence Walter “Darkie” Liebich (1920-1988) who encouraged Ron’s winemaking abilities. Uncle “Darkie” planted the 40 acre block on heavy biscay soil on the eastern foothills of the Barossa Ranges in 1969. The vines receive minimal attention and allow nature to do the work. Dead arm affliction reduces yield but enhances flavour as does the use of hand-pruning and minimal irrigation.

Vintage 2009 was a very good season with low yield of 1.5 tonne/acre. Traditional techniques of hand plunging and basket-pressing with no fining or filtration all enhance flavour and regional fruit characteristics. A unique wine having ages at least five years in various aged American and French hogsheads, producing a multi-layered wine.

An enticing aroma of mulberries and plums with hints of black olives. Amazingly complex concentrated flavours linger long after the first sip. All this is perfectly balanced with good acidity, well-integrated oak and tannins.

Exceptional drinking now as the cellaring has already been done for you.

 15.5 % alc/vol

Vegan friendly

LIMITED STOCK – 300 dozen cartons

Additional information

Weight 1.33 kg