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Liebich Museum Red Wine Tasting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We hosted some very special tastings at cellar door during the 2017 Barossa Vintage Festival in April.

Over our 25 years of business, Ron has been carefully stashing away a few cases of each vintage ever produced of our premium red wine range. What a treat it was for us to taste our museum stocks to see how they were travelling. Overall, they are all aging well and the following vintages were selected based on their greater intensity and developed varietal characters. 

Winemaker Ron Liebich’s Comments:

The Darkie Shiraz

Vintage 1999

A relatively cooler year produced a wine with everything you?d expect for Barossa Shiraz. This wine still show great depth of colour, fruit intensity and complexity. Developed fruitcake spice, smoky oak and lovely pepper hints carry through to smooth long palate.

Vintage 2001

A great quality season helped the wines ?make themselves? in the vineyard. A concentrated and full bodied Shiraz with magnificent mouth feel. Tight tannins still grip a little, but are nicely balanced with subtle woody notes and cherry jam sweetness. Beautiful development under cork. 2001 is holding up better than the 2000?s. Still has a few years to live.

The Lofty Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage 1998

A superb quality season. This Cab still shows great depth of colour, fruit intensity and complexity. Palate is spot on with acidity and drying tannins contributing to a tightly structured, persistent palate. Drinking well now.

Vintage 2001

A concentrated Cabernet with super fine tannins and a lack of any aggressive oak characters. The trademark style of Liebichwein Cabernet still comes through with ripe blackberries and intense floral violet notes. Palate is still fresh and amazingly long. Still has a few years to live.

 

 

 

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Leveret Shiraz 2014

Tasting Notes

What is a Leveret you may ask?

It is the French term for a baby hare, which narrowly escapes being run over by the tractor from row to row. Ron chose the name back in 1999 after seeing our Cairn Terrier chase many a hare amongst the vines.

We are proud to present the 2014 Leveret Shiraz. Lovers of rich and juicy Barossa Shiraz won?t be disappointed.

This single vineyard Barossa Shiraz was grown on 24 year old vines in the eastern foothills of Rowland Flat, where heavier red brown black soils predominate.

Traditional techniques of hand plunging, basket-pressing and bottling without fining or filtration, all help to preserve the essence of fruit. Maturation for 24 months in seasoned American and French oak has delivered a complex wine with fruit-forward flavours, subtle oak influence and well-integrated tannins.

Enjoy now and for at least 10 years, particularly with red meats and richly flavoured foods. This wine?was bottled in screw cap to immortalise the magnificent flavours beyond the life span of cork.

2012 Leveret Shz bottle

 

Taste Notes: Black inky colour. Bouquet of ripe plums, cherries, chocolate and vanilla spice. Full-bodied with fine tannins, excellent fruit length, and a smooth silky finish.

Alc. Vol. 15.5%

RRP: $28.00/bottle

Case: $302/12 bottles (save $34)

 

Previous Vintages:?1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012

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Barossa Gourmet Weekend 2016: Ageing Gracefully @ Liebichwein

Back vintage red wines & museum fortified barrels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do yourself a favour and plan to visit Barossa on the first weekend of September for Gourmet festivities.

Chief winemaker Ron Liebich?has turned 70 this year. With over 45 Barossa vintages under his belt we decided to share some special wines from his past vintages on Father’s Day.?Don’t miss this chance to taste rare wines from our personal cellar!

Wine tasting flights include?Retrospective Reds (vintage 2000-2004 Darkie Shiraz, Lofty Cab, Potter’s Merlot) and Forgotten Fortifieds?(different grape varieties, some over 20 years old). Wines also?available by the glass and bottle. Wine flights are served with savoury or sweet food prepared by local chef Leon.?All food is inspired from old Barossa cookbooks like Grandma used to make. Tea and coffee supplied by?Hot and Frothy Coffee van.?Families will enjoy vintage games and ?port? for kids. To top it off we?re spinning classic tunes from Ron?s heyday.

We are looking forward to sharing some blasts from the past. A?delightful way to spend a day in the Barossa!

Savoury Food Platter
Pork and Rabbit Brawn,?Lamb kibbi,?Beef Pepper and Port Sausage Roll

Sweet Food Platter
Quark Cheesecake,?Chocolate and muscat Brownie,?Raisin Clafoutis

LIMITED TICKETS
Please pre-book?tickets for tasting flights and food for catering purposes.
Museum wines available by the glass.
Taste Very Old Rare Tawny.
Kids can enjoy yummy food,?”port for kids” and vintage games.

WHEN:????????????Sunday 4 September 2016?12pm???4pm

TICKETS:? ? ? ?$39.50?includes a wine flight matched with food

WHERE:???????? 151 Steingarten Road,?Rowland Flat

Buy?Tickets Here

 

All ticket holders enter the prize draw to win a Red Magnum or Rare Tawny bottle.

 

Check out other events happening that weekend September 2-4

Barossa Gourmet Weekend 2016

 

 

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Leveret Shiraz 2012

2012 Leveret Shz bottle

The 2012 vintage is sold out as of June 2016. Fans of Shiraz might like to try the Ron’s Selection Old Vine Shiraz or The Darkie Shiraz, considered the ‘big brother’ of Leveret.?

Leveret is the term for a baby hare, which narrowly escapes being run over by the tractor from row to row.

A single vineyard Barossa Shiraz from the excellent 2012 vintage. Lovers of big Barossa Shiraz won?t be disappointed. A?classic full bodied black inky Barossa shiraz grown on 22 year old vines in the eastern foothills of Rowland Flat, where heavier red brown black soils predominate.

Traditional techniques of hand plunging, basket-pressing and bottling without fining or filtration, all help to preserve the essence of fruit. Maturation for 24 months in seasoned American and French oak has delivered a complex wine with intense dark berries balanced superbly with spiced vanillin oak flavours.

This wine?was bottled in screw cap to immortalise the magnificent flavours beyond the life span of cork. It will reward cellaring for at least?10 years. We recommend serving with richly flavoured foods.

 

2012 Taste Notes: Black inky colour. Bouquet of bright red plums and vanilla spice. ?Lush chocolate flavours coat the mouth like velvet with bold berry fruit length. A full bodied wine with subtle oak tannins and a palate that lingers.

Alc. Vol. 15.5%

RRP: $25.00/bottle

Previous Vintages:?1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010

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Best Reds of 20 Years

Our special event held every day during the Barossa Vintage Festival.

Join us as we celebrate two decades since opening our cellar door. Sample rare back vintages of single vineyard Darkie Shiraz and Lofty Cabernet Sauvignon. There may even be a comparison of different closures (cork vs screw cap) to see how wines age differently.

Free tastings available at cellar door. Wines also available by the glass.

Our very special 20 Year Old Tawny anniversary release is also available to taste and purchase.

Flavours to Savour!

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Shiraz wine labels over the years