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The Darkie
Shiraz 2010 6 Pack

$320.00

  • 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

Our flagship old vine Shiraz dedicated to my uncle Clarence Walter “Darkie” Liebich (1920-1988) who encouraged my 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 2010 was a very good season with moderate yield of 2.2 tonne/acre. Traditional techniques of hand plunging and basket-pressing with no fining or filtration all enhance flavour.

This special museum release has matured over five years in various aged American and French hogsheads, producing a multi-layered wine. 

A complex classic Barossa Shiraz. Dark brooding nose full of black cherries and chocolate mingled with sweet spiced vanilla. Amazingly complex concentrated flavours linger long after the first sip. All this is perfectly balanced with subtle oak maturation and firm tannins. 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.

15.0 % Alc. Vol.

Vegan friendly, low sulfites