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The Darkie
Shiraz 2012 6 Pack

$240.00

  • Perfectly aged old vine Shiraz that is exceptional drinking now
  • Classic fruit-driven style with beautiful balance and amazing complexity
  • Great value old vine Barossa red
  • Vegan friendly and very low in sulfites

A flagship wine dedicated to Ron’s uncle Clarence Walter ‘Darkie’ Liebich (1920-1988) who encouraged Ron’s winemaking abilities. He 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.

Vintage 2012 was an excellent season with a moderate yield of 1.2 tonne/acre. Traditional techniques of hand plunging and basket-pressing with no fining or filtration all enhance flavour. This special museum release is a rare find.

A refined elegant wine with ripe cherries, vanilla, chocolate and sweet spice. Seductive concentrated flavours linger long after the first sip. A classic fruit-driven style with beautiful balance and amazing complexity. A full-bodied style to pair with hearty dishes like braised beef, black bean dishes, and hot pots.

Exceptional drinking now and excellent cellaring potential.

15.5 % Alc. Vol.

Vegan friendly, low sulfites