Richard Lander Old Vine Barossa Valley Shiraz 2021
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Richard Lander is the stockier 'brother' to our other single vineyard Shiraz – Mungo Park. 100 year old vines are used, and this Greenock vineyard doesn't disappoint in producing a profound alternative.
Sourced from two vineyards in the Northern Barossa Valley sub region – the Moppa and near the Kalimna Vineyard, which is the mother vineyard of “Grange”. The vines themselves are aged between 49 and 100 years old and they are cropped, using green harvesting, at less than 3.0 tonne to the acre. Grapes were picked at dawn, it receives fermentation, which is conducted in small open top fermenters, followed by malolactic fermentation and ageing in French oak barrels.
A dense nose with red and black forest fruits, spicy plum, black cherry, dried fruits and pepper. A rich full bodied Barossa Shiraz. The wine has an array of characters with upfront plum, dark chocolate, dried figs, leather saddle and white pepper. Sweet Shiraz fruit surrounds a firm tannin backbone whilst a touch of earth and acid provides length and ensures the finish is long and voluptuous.
|2006 Vintage||Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 90 POINTS|