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Viking Wines - Odins Honour Reserve - Shiraz 2001 750mL - 6 Bottle Pack

Est. range:

Est. range: 125-200

Please note: A Buyers Premium of 15% + GST will be added to the final price.

 
  • Cork Closure
  • Professionally Cellared
  • Actual Bottles Photographed
  • Alc 15%
  • Average Retail price $60 per bottle, 
  • Lot is PRICED PER PACK of 6


The colour of this wine is holding up very well – totally opaque black dark red with very deep black brick red hue. The nose displays good intensity with aromas of liquorice and black plum followed by some dark chocolate, mocha and vanilla oak with some leathery overtones beginning to emerge. Rich, full bodied opulent palate flavours of liquorice, plum jam and dark chocolate followed by vanillin oak, some leather and spice. Velvet smooth soft tannins with long aftertaste of liquorice, plum jam, dark chocolate, leather and spice.

Winemaking

This wine is sourced from an old dry grown vineyard with vines dating back to the early 1900’s from what we consider one of the Barossa Valley’s finest blocks. The growing season was near on perfect. 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 a further 24 months in barrels. A careful assemblage and barrel selection is followed by minimal filtration and bottling then further ageing prior to release.

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