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Old Plains Shiraz Adelaide Plains Raw Power 2009

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Vintage commenced mid February approximately 14 days earlier than average picking dates. This allowed us to bring in our old vine shiraz fruit at lower baume with full flavourings. During March as the temperatures became much milder our old vine cab sav showed its true character of the plains with amazing varietal blackberry and leafy notes with great tannins, this followed with shiraz harvest up the foothills to our One Tree Hill growers that produced classic shiraz status. End of March sees us march back down the foothills to hand pick our old vine Grenache which looks to be our finest.

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We are forever on the lookout for old vine material in the Adelaide Plains, so it was with great delight that Domenic stumbled across a 50 year old planting along the banks of the Gawler River. Truly a great example of old school viticulture, planted and nurtured by the Manno family, we're delighted to welcome it into the Old Plains family. There is also a good whack of shiraz here aswell. Smal... Read more
We are forever on the lookout for old vine material in the Adelaide Plains, so it was with great delight that Domenic stumbled across a 50 year old planting along the banks of the Gawler River. Truly a great example of old school viticulture, planted and nurtured by the Manno family, we're delighted to welcome it into the Old Plains family. There is also a good whack of shiraz here aswell. Small berries and loose bunches, so vintage twenty ten looks the goods. Not all good news though, two of our previous old vine vineyards have gone the way of the developer, soon to be villa rash (drinkster term for housing), these two small vineyards were at Munno Para West. Hardly iconic territory, but we loved them none the less. Sad to see them go, seems the local council views these blocks like dominos, once one goes the rest will follow. Allegedly an adjacent block was subdivide forcing the neighbouring vineyard to be revalued as villa block, the council rate increase was supposedly so huge, no amount of shiraz was going to cover the increase. Read less
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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Snooth User: MrRiesling
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05/15/2011

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External Reviews for Old Plains Shiraz Adelaide Plains Raw Power

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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

For those who may not have heard the news down on the street, Raw Power's got a magic touch. Raw Power is much too much. It is no mystery why the producers of this wine named it after a song by the legendary rock group The Stooges; the wine, much like the band's music, is bold, beautiful, and stands out amongst the rest. Slightly lighter than other Shiraz, the wine is sweet and offers a jammy blackberry flavor up front, but also contains a hint of leather in the finish. I highly encourage one to pick up a bottle of this, and have a real cool time.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

So I think the Australians may have solved the world energy crisis. They have managed to bottle power in its rawest of forms. It could heat your house, run your car or even boil your water. Well, maybe not (although, at nearly 15% alcohol maybe it could power your car). The name says it all. This is one powerful wine for its price range. Intense aromas of cassis, black berry and pen ink gets this going. The mouthfeel is heavy and rich, with a chewiness that lends some structure to the ultra-ripe fruit. After the jammy plum and berry flavors, things get interesting. Leather, tar and tobacco provide even more depth, and the aftertaste is reminiscent of dried berries with, of course, the classic Shiraz spiciness. (By the way, don't really pour this into your gas tank)



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Vintage commenced mid February approximately 14 days earlier than average picking dates. This allowed us to bring in our old vine shiraz fruit at lower baume with full flavourings. During March as the temperatures became much milder our old vine cab sav showed its true character of the plains with amazing varietal blackberry and leafy notes with great tannins, this followed with shiraz harvest up the foothills to our One Tree Hill growers that produced classic shiraz status. End of March sees us march back down the foothills to hand pick our old vine Grenache which looks to be our finest.

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