2011 Ballabourneen Shiraz

Halliday 92/100

Color, nose and palate

Aromas of spicy forest fruits with overtones of oak and cinnamon spice feature on the nose. On the palate the wine is a medium bodied. Shiraz with good oak tannins and lingering alcoholic warmth on the finish. A wine that will improved with bottle ageing time over the next 10 years.

Cellaring Potential: Enjoy now until 2022.

Food suggestion: Rich meat dishes

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Classic traditional style winemaking techniques were utilised. Relatively warm ferment hand, plunged 3 times a day then transferred at 1 Baume’ into barrels for the completion of fermentation in oak barrels. A mixture of new and 1 year old oak barrels was used to help the wine’s tannin structure.  The fruit for this wine  was sourced  from 3 different regions predominately Hunter Valley 50%, McLaren Vale. SA, 30% and Hilltops, NSW, 20%.


Wine analysis

Alcohol: 14.5%

pH: 3.49

Total acidity: 6.6gL

Maturation: French Oak for 18 months

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