Bobbie Burns Shiraz 2014
Deep dark red with purple hues. The nose has real depth, almost brooding, with dark plums and blackberry perfectly integrated with the more elegant characters of black pepper and aniseed. A hint of spicy oak sits in the background. This wine is full bodied with mouth filling plum and mulberry fruit, beautifully structured with layers of fine tannin and complementary characters of liquorice, ironstone and cocoa. A wonderful vintage that is destined to be very special in time.
After fermentation on skins for six to seven days using closed and rotary fermenters, the wine was subsequently aged for a period of 12 months in a mixture of new to three year old premium French and American barrels.
A late frost in October 2013 resulted in lower yields and highly concentrated wines. This is reflected in the 2014 Bobbie Burns Shiraz which shows depth and concentration of fruit flavours inherent of our prized vineyards. Our long history with this wine suggests it will continue to develop in the bottle for a further 10-12 years. Enjoy now with a Moroccan spice rubbed fillet of beef or over time with slow braised beef or lamb.
"A Rutherglen icon – showing the true power of the Rutherglen shiraz fruit with the tannin structure for longevity. For more than forty years our Bobbie Burns Shiraz has enjoyed a reputation for being of consistently high quality. This 44th vintage is a fine example of the style we seek for our Bobbie Burns Shiraz." Colin Campbell