Battle of Bosworth PF Shiraz 90pts Halliday
McLaren Vale > SA
organic > no added preservative > vegan suitable
Tasting Notes from Battle of Bosworth: The Battle of Bosworth Preservative Free Shiraz is our take on a Spanish ‘Joven’ style which refers to a wine that has been made with little or no oak-ageing and is designed to be drunk when young.
Once again you might be hearing the BoB wheels heading off road onto a slightly different path, as our BoB PFS is not made using Spanish varieties, (such as Tempranillo or Grenache.) only SHIRAZ.
A super vibrant black/purple colour in the glass heralds a lively dark forest fruit and black cherry nose, as well as a lushness and hints of liquorice and spice. The wine has a rich, textural and even palate tied together with beautifully structured tannins. This is a medium to full-bodied style of wine.
"If you’re going to do this sort of thing, then do it well. And this is done to perfection. Smells and tastes of purple. Vigorous, juicy crushed berries, violets, licorice and meat. It’s medium to full bodied and bursting with fruit and spice. Has freshness and purpose, proper tannins, and for a wine that’s barely out of nappies, has a degree of complexity and vinosity that’s quite something. Length too. True Joven style. Hard to rate, but very easyto drink." Rated : 91 Points » Gary Walsh THE WINE FRONT www.winefront.com.au
"...the 2010 Battle of Bosworth Preservative Free Shiraz: typically black jubey McLaren Vale richness at first , but it gradually revealed stunning aromatic dried herbs and currants... " Max Allen » The Weekend Australian Magazine July 17th-18th 2010
"...new from Battle of Bosworth in McLaren Vale is a 2010 Preservative Free Shiraz. This $20 stunner has heaps of complexity, with dry black berries and wild spices emerging as you work your way through the bottle – bright and lively flavours that are a lovely expression of their organic vineyard provenance... "Max Allen » Gourmet Traveller WINE AUGUST SEPTEMBER 2010
"Extraordinarily deep purple-crimson; the dense fruit bouquet and palate follow on logically; bypassed oak barrels altogether. Paradoxically, needs a year or two to settle down, but a very good example of preservative-free wine. 90 points drink to 2013, $20, Screwcap, 14% alc." James Halliday Sept 2nd 2010 » www.winecompanion.com.au