Battle of Bosworth 2003 Shiraz
Winery/Brand: Battle of Bosworth
A first nose at this wine gives a hint of the small percentage of Shiraz which was fermented on Viognier skins; a floral and slightly perfumed lift which develops further to include coffee oils, chicory and overall lush, bright fruit. There is a savoury edge to the wine to, which acts as a wonderful counterbalance to this trademark McLaren Vale bright fruit character, adding a further level of complexity and interest to this single vineyard wine. The 2003 Shiraz is pitched perfectly in the fruit vs. weight stakes, and coupled with the concentrated fruit and fresh Chinese Five Spice characters on the palate succeed in making this a wine which will drink well now, age well and show earth, spice, balance and flavour at every stage throughout. An excellent McLaren Vale Shiraz with a savoury edge.
Matthew Jukes 100 BEST AUSTRALIAN WINES 2005
‘Joch Bosworth is regarded by his peers as an off the wall, viticultural genius – this is the fruit of his labours. From the vineyard to your glass in one move – epic.’
|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|