The Blonde 2018 Magnum


This single vineyard lies in the Stone Well parish at 280m altitude and has a myriad of soil types including sandy loams, red clays and a limestone rock base — blonde in colour — running the length of the vineyard. It crops naturally at around 1.5 ton/acre, shows perfume, jube-like blue fruits, produces riper, plumper, sweeter fruited wine while still retaining acidity due to the higher limestone content of the soil. Numbered magnum; only 50 bottled.

Varietal: Shiraz
Region: Stone Well, Barossa
Volume (ml): 1500ml
Alcohol Vol. (%): 14.5
Standard Drinks: 17.2
Vintage: 2018

Price $120.00
The Blonde 2018 Magnum

Tasting Notes

In some years a very small percentage of viognier skins are included in the ferment for aroma, to soften tannin, set colour, add texture and more complexity with bottle age. Whole-bunch is utilised on a vintage to vintage basis while foot-treading, hand-plunging and pump-overs is usually the norm. 15-18 months maturation in smaller French oak of which up to a third can be new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered under stelvin capsule.

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Tasting Notes
“...wonderful nose of hot stones, graphite, quartz, blackberry compote, beets, dried violets, fresh herbs and lots of dark chocolate and walnuts... grippy tannins and a line of refreshing acidity...A structured yet generous finish. Drink in 2022.”
James Suckling/Nick Stock
"It’s 100% Shiraz from the Stonewell sub-region of the Barossa. Classic Barossa Shiraz...and just so seductive and so well done, it’s hard not to fall in love...Succulent, balanced, and very long... Delightful. Drink 2018-2030+”
Gary Walsh – The Wine Front

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