RRP: $50.00 – $125.00
On 13th December 1837, Colonel William Light came over the hills from Gawler and named the magnificent range and valley in front of him, Barrosa.
Named after a battle fought in the Peninsular Wars of 1811 in which he fought as a young officer, “Barossa” was registered by mistake, due to a clerical error in transcription.
This ‘Liebfraumilk’ (Mother’s Milk) is a special limited release Shiraz to celebrate the 180th anniversary of the naming of the Barossa, and the rich winemaking heritage of this world famous wine region.
Our anniversary Shiraz is sourced from vineyards in Ebenezer (41%), Seppeltsfield (31%), Greenock (28%). It has been matured in 34% new French oak hogsheads, 10% new American oak barriques and the balance in 3 and 4 year old French oak hogsheads for 16 months sur lie, resulting in a rich, textured palate.
huonhooke.com, Huon Hooke, January 2019. Score: 92
Deep, dark red colour with subtle purple and black tinges. The bouquet has a lot of Barossa-style char-oak at first, while the palate is rich and fruit-sweet, ripe and charming with a touch of opulence. It's full-bodied and rich, concentrated and deep, with refreshing acidity and a long carry