Raw Power Shiraz 2011

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This is not some made up label with a cute marketing scheme…this is a single vineyard, low-yield, meticulously cared for wine that completely overdelivers on the price. A wine that isn’t about subtlety of complexity but rather, sheer force and utter deliciousness. Every once in a while, this is perfectly acceptable. Pure, unadulterated power!!! 2011 was a bit of a challenging vintage around South Australia and this vineyard was no different. Yields were drastically reduced and mildew presented a problem. Luckily, Rawley is a bad ass and kicked 'Mother Nature' right in her gaptoothed mouth and produced a really delicious and subtle Shiraz. This is certainly a bit of a paradigm shift from the ripe and robust 2010, a wine that...hark...even the most discerning of palates (ie Sommeliers) will find interesting.

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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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Snooth User: jwhittenknapp
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05/30/2014

Big, bold, and peppery. This goes extremely well with red meats. Strong hints of cocoa and fruit too.



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This is not some made up label with a cute marketing scheme…this is a single vineyard, low-yield, meticulously cared for wine that completely overdelivers on the price. A wine that isn’t about subtlety of complexity but rather, sheer force and utter deliciousness. Every once in a while, this is perfectly acceptable. Pure, unadulterated power!!! 2011 was a bit of a challenging vintage around South Australia and this vineyard was no different. Yields were drastically reduced and mildew presented a problem. Luckily, Rawley is a bad ass and kicked 'Mother Nature' right in her gaptoothed mouth and produced a really delicious and subtle Shiraz. This is certainly a bit of a paradigm shift from the ripe and robust 2010, a wine that...hark...even the most discerning of palates (ie Sommeliers) will find interesting.

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