Old Plains Shiraz Adelaide Plains Raw Power 2009
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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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.
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)