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2 in stock
  • 95 Points Wine Advocate (LP-B)
  • 1 Bottle Lot
  • Actual Bottle Pictured
  • Winemaker - Chris Ringland
  • Closure: Cork
  • Professional Cellaring
  • 15% ABV
  • Extremely Limited
  • Made by Long Lunch Wines Pty Ltd 


Rated 95 Points (Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #212)

"Very deep garnet coloured with some bring in the rim and profoundly scented, the 2008 F.U Shiraz offers a complex nose of dried figs, mulberries, dates and Christmas pudding with suggestions of chocolate box, anise, sandalwood, vanilla and potpourri. The palate reveals a well-balanced wine of massive proportions with tons of baking spice and dried fruit layers supported by a high level of chewy tannins and uplifting acid, finishing with epic persistence." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown.


Vibrant dark black ruby core with a bright purple red hue.  An overload of aromas, chocolate and liquorice spice jump out of the glass followed by intense dark cherry and blackberry all supported by lighter floral notes with hints of oak, white pepper, smoked meat and cedar. The palate in a word is bold there’s rich fruit up front which slaps you in the face. There is an array of chocolate, black berry and cassis with a great acidity which keeps the dense fruit impressively in balance. Dense and mouth filling the finish lingers for a long time with a touch of nutmeg and cinnamon spices. A big bold chunky style of Barossa Valley Shiraz the way it should be.

This wine is sourced from a single old vine vineyard from what we consider one of the Barossa Valleys finest growers 2008 was one of the standout vintages of the last decade. An ideal vintage which gave us the benefit of perfectly, ripened fruit. The smooth flow of vintage allowed us to select specific fruit parcels and allowed us to define the wine as much in the vineyard as the winery. These grapes are brought into the winery and crushed into old vats where the fermentation is initiated by wild yeasts found on the grape skins. Careful extraction and short post fermentation maceration is followed by soft pressing. The wine is transferred into brand new oak barrels where the malolactic fermentation is completed before racking and maturation for 48 months in barrels. A careful assemblage and barrel selection is followed by minimal filtration and bottling. 


2008 Vintage CWSA 2014 Best Value - DOUBLE GOLD
2008 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine, New Release Tasting April 2014 - 92 POINTS
2008 Vintage Concours Mondial 2014 - GOLD Medal
2008 Vintage San Francisco International Wine Competition 2014 - GOLD Medal
2008 Vintage AWC Vienna 2014 - GOLD Medal
2008 Vintage Robert Parker, Wine Advocate - 95 POINTS

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