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Blass Noir Shiraz 2015

Blass Noir Shiraz 2015

RRP (750 mL)
$30.00
750 mL
$30.00
6 x 750 mL
$180.00

Overview

Overview

The ancient soils of the Barossa valley have shaped a rich, mouthwatering Shiraz with a full, yet elegant palate. Blueberry, blackberry and blood-plum flavours are complexed with notes of chocolate, fresh coffee and subtle French oak.

In his heyday, Wolfgang Blass was confident and charismatic – just like his wines. He pushed winemaking boundaries, revolutionising the way Australians enjoyed wine. Fifty years on the world has changed, but Wolf’s spirit hasn’t, continuing to motivate and encourage our next generation winemakers to uphold his legacy. Inspired by a new wave of unconventional winemaking, Blass by Wolf Blass was born. Hand-crafted wines in the spirit of contemporary style and experimentation.

Blass Noir Shiraz was harvested at optimum maturity from low-yielding vineyards near Greenock on the western side of the Barossa Valley. Shiraz from this area, that sits higher in altitude than most of the Valley floor, is noted for its intensity and rich but bright, dark fruit characters.

Varietal Shiraz
Vintage 2015
Country Australia
Region Barossa Valley
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 14.5%
Peak Drinking Now - 2023
Winemaker Chris Hatcher

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

90 points Jane Faulkner
Gold 2017 San Franciso Wine Show
Silver 2017 Royal Queensland Wine Show
Silver 2017 Perth Royal Wine Show
Silver 2017 Decanter Asian Wine Awards
Silver 2017 HKIWSC
Silver 2017 Royal Hobart Wine Show
Silver 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards
Bronze 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards

Jane Faulkner

"Dark purple-black hue; extracted and richly flavoured with voluminous tannins, black plums and cherries soaked in kirsch, licorice and mint chocolate with the oak taking a leading role."

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Lamb
Duck
Veg
Pizza

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

In tense aromas of blueberries, blackberries and blood - plums are layered with dark chocolate and spice, and complexed with underlying notes of freshly ground coffee and chicory root.

Flavours and Palate

A harmonious, richly textured and mouthwatering wine with elegant, fleshy fruit brandishing bright, juicy flavours of blood - plum and fresh berries. Supported by a touch of subtle French oak, a fine acid structure and silky tannins, the palate wraps up beautifully with a long, seamless finish.

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Barossa Valley, South Australia

Just one hour’s drive from South Australia’s capital, Adelaide, lies its gourmet capital (and wine Mecca), Barossa. One of the country’s most beautiful and historic wine regions, Barossa is a magnet for lovers of fine food and wine. Its classic Mediterranean climate, and free-draining red brown soils, makes the region ideal for growing grapes. Barossa produces excellent Shiraz, Cabernet, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Riesling and Semillon.

Good winter rains held promise for the season, but spring was very dry, giving rise to early flowering and fruit - set. Summer was mild, with a downpour in mid January doing no more than refresh the vines. A very warm February brought on an early, condensed harvest, with March conditions cooling significantly. Reds are well coloured and full of flavour.

The Wolf Blass Winemaking Team

The Wolf Blass team of winemakers share a similar working ethos – to boldly chase the pursuit of excellence, to uphold and represent Wolf Blass' proud history, and to create wine of exceptional quality.