Massena Shiraz Barossa Valley Epsilon 2004

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The sixty year old Shiraz vines from Greenock that produced this wine were ready to be uprooted due to the lack of yi...

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A smooth, rich shiraz. Read more

Massena is a new project fashioning seductively rich Barossa wines with lush, layered fruit qualities. 60% of this bottling comes from a parcel of ... Read more

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Snooth User: tintin158
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5.00 5
11/28/2007

A smooth, rich shiraz.


External Reviews for Massena Shiraz Barossa Valley Epsilon

External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
10/15/2009

Massena is a new project fashioning seductively rich Barossa wines with lush, layered fruit qualities. 60% of this bottling comes from a parcel of 60-year old Shiraz (saved at 'the eleventh hour' from being uprooted due to pitifully low yields!), and 40% from a 90-year old vineyard. The wine was aged for 18 months in seasoned French oak so as not to in any way detract from the luscious, opulent fruit. Rated a (modest!) "91-93" by America's most admired wine critic.


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Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


External Review
01/16/2009

The 2004 Shiraz 11th Hour is a blend of fruit from a 60-year-old Greenock vineyard (60%) and a 90-year-old vineyard in Nuriootpa (40%). It was aged 18 months in used French oak. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of peppery black curra... Robert Parker. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2004 Massena Shiraz The Eleventh Hour 750ml


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35382 Snooth User: wss23
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5.00 5
11/24/2007

Winemaker's Notes:

The sixty year old Shiraz vines from Greenock that produced this wine were ready to be uprooted due to the lack of yields and the reluctance of other companies to pay extra for this excellent fruit. After our repeated requests for access to these grapes, at 'the eleventh hour' our growers decided to stop the bulldozer and retain a small area of these vines.

The sixty year old Shiraz vines from Greenock that produced this wine were ready to be uprooted due to the lack of yields and the reluctance of other companies to pay extra for this excellent fruit. After our repeated requests for access to these grapes, at 'the eleventh hour' our growers decided to stop the bulldozer and retain a small area of these vines.

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