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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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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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Ron’s Selection Old Vine Shiraz

2010 Old Vine ShirazFrom time to time Ron has the opportunity to release?small quantities of?wine?from a single vineyard.

This premium Barossa Shiraz is produced from low yielding 45 year old vines. Maturation in old American oak for at least two years delivers a complex, flavoursome wine. All our reds are bottled unfiltered to capture the essence of the variety.

The wine?exhibits intense brooding berries, dark plum and pepper flavours. Excellent fruit length with a richly textured palate in complete harmony with the oak.

An ever popular wine in our cellar door range, it?has been released in vintage 2005, 2006, ?2010, 2011 and 2012.

Whenever these wines appear they quickly sell out, our dedicated mail order customers can’t get enough!

The 2012 vintage will be available from December 2017. Limited stock of 250 dozen.

Retail?$32 per bottle.

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Popular Barossa Shiraz Returns: 2012 Leveret Released

 

Leveret?Shiraz?2012

Released March 2015

 

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.

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 bright red plums and vanilla spice. Full-bodied with excellent fruit length and textured palate.

Alc. Vol. 15.5%

RRP: $25.00/bottle

Case: $270/12 bottles (save $30)

 

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