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Platinum Label Shiraz 2010

Platinum Label Shiraz 2010

Platinum Label Shiraz 2010

RRP (750 mL)
$200.00
750 mL
$200.00

Overview

Overview

A single vineyard red wine from the Medlands Vineyard, Wolf Blass Platinum Label Shiraz showcases the power and intensity of the Barossa Valley.

The distinguished Medlands Vineyard lies within an exceptional pocket of ground at Dorrien on the central north Barossa Valley floor, a site long renowned for growing outstanding Shiraz. Gently sloping towards the North Para River, the microclimate benefits from cooling breezes flowing down-river from the foothills and enjoys optimum sunlight, low rainfall and low humidity.

The vineyard is comprised of ancient soils ranging from loamy sands over light clays to sandy loams over medium clays, laid down 5 million years ago when an uplift of the Eastern ranges and a sinking of the valley floor caused the central valley to fill with sediments. This unique terroir results in Shiraz of purity, elegance, tight structure and flawless balance.

Varietal Shiraz
Vintage 2010
Country Australia
Region Barossa Valley
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 14.5%
Peak Drinking Now - 2030
Winemaker The Wolf Blass Team

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

94 points James Halliday
Trophy & Gold 2017 Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition
Gold 2018 International Wine Spirit Competition
Gold 2018 Barossa Wine Show
Gold 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards
Gold 2016 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Gold 2016 Decanter Asian Wine Awards
Gold 2016 China Wine and Spirits Awards
Gold 2015 International Wine & Spirit Competition

James Halliday

"Impenetrable colour; the headline act of the Wolf Blass stable is simply more of everything, displaying lavish levels of black fruits, smoky oak and bitter chocolate on the bouquet; staggering fruit concentration and plenty of chewy tannins, provide a long and hedonistic journey from start to finish; designed for the long haul, the pleasure will be in the cellaring."

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Lamb
Duck
Veg
Pizza

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Intense aromas of rich blue and black berry fruits, dark chocolate, coffee bean and fragrant oak spice.

Flavours and Palate

An elegant yet opulent palate replete with dark berry fruits covering the spectrum from boysenberry through to blackberry and blueberry. Secondary characters of chocolate, chinotto and coffee beans add complexity, creating rich tiers of flavour. Fine French oak ties the wine together with focus and structure, and with a supple, silky texture, definitive line and fine, persistent tannins, gives rise to a wine of great stature and presence.

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.

The 2010 growing season at Medlands Vineyard began with a warm winter, with above average mean minimum temperatures, prompting an early budburst. A cool wet start to spring saw vine growth slow through September and October. In November, a nine day stretch of unseasonal heat was followed by generous spring rains which refreshed and revitalised the vineyard. Throughout summer conditions remained mild allowing the vines to develop strong healthy canopies and good balance, with veraison beginning in early January. Leading up to harvest, the days were mild and dry, and nights were cool, resulting in near-perfect ripening conditions and exceptional wine quality. 2010 is proving an exceptional year for Medlands Shiraz, with vibrant, dense colour and purity of vineyard and varietal expression.

Wolf Blass 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.