Craneford Shiraz Barossa Valley 2002
Appellation: Barossa Valley - Basket pressed - 100% Shiraz - Wood: French and American oak - Barrel maturation: 16 months - Viticultural notes: Heavy brown loam soil. Vines are top pruned to a two bud spur. The fruit was sourced from the Tanunda area within the Barossa Valley. Chemical Analysis At Picking - Baume: 15.5 - pH: 3.60 - Total Acid: 6.15 In Bottle - Alcohol: 16.2%v/v - pH: 3.58 - Total Acid: 7.2g/l - Free/Total SO2: 25/77 - Residual Sugar: 1.10g/l - Colour: Brick red with purple hue - Nose: Dark fruit berries, cherry and spice - Palate: structured tannins, spice, and black berry fruit. Tasting Notes Characters of spice and ripe berry fruit, primarily raspberry and mulberry. The palate has fi rm, grippy tannins that are balanced by the rich concentration of fruit fl avours. Basket pressed, this wine has a smooth, well rounded, velvety fi nish with an extended fi nish.
Craneford Wines is a producer of premium wines; committed to handcrafting pristine fruit of the highest quality, ensuring the consistent production of elegant well structured wines. Our winery is located in the original site of the historic fire staion in Truro in the Barossa Valley South Australia.
An outstanding effort, have 6 bottles of this. Very fruity and peppery, just like I like it. I was turned on to this by Robert Parker's Wines of the Week. Highly recommended for Australian shiraz lovers.
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A great example of Barossan shiraz. Rich and ripe blackberry fruit partner with well integrated charry oak in the background. A luscious mouthfeel with some earthy tobacco and licorice nuances. Finishes long. Has developed beautifully and is drinking well for a six year old wine.
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