2017 Mystery 2 x Gold Medal Barossa Shiraz

2017 Mystery 2 x Gold Medal Barossa Shiraz

Felix Gentle

"Warm, baked dark fruits, spice, leading to a lovely, elegant, savoury palate. Dark fruits and game, with a long, oak-laced finish."

Felix Gentle

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Felix Gentle

"Warm, baked dark fruits, spice, leading to a lovely, elegant, savoury palate. Dark fruits and game, with a long, oak-laced finish."

Felix Gentle

RRP: $28.00 per bottle
35% OFF
$18.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $4.75 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*

Here at The Wine Collective, we don't do many mystery wines

So when you spot a mystery wine on our site, wrapped in a brown paper bag, you know it is Something Special. A deal so hot that we have to keep it hidden.

Enter this 2017 Mystery 2 x Gold Medal Barossa Shiraz.

Made by a Barossa producer (who are also one of the biggest independent grapegrowers in the Barossa) with a five red star Halliday rating and a reputation for generous reds, this luscious Shiraz is draped in medals and high scores for a reason. We're talking proper Barossa flavour.

More than just flavour, it also has bling - two gold medals, 95 points from James Halliday, 94 points from Sam Kim... it goes on. One critic put it best, describing this Shiraz as a 'sumptuous expression of Barossa Valley Shiraz'.

With old-school generosity thanks to the ageing in 40% new American oak, and 'velvety tannins' courtesy of the careful winemaking, this is prime Barossa red. Generous, mouthfilling, life-filling wine.

Grab some while it lasts...

Expert Reviews

95 Points - James Halliday - Halliday's Wine CompanionGood colour; an immaculately balanced and elegant medium-bodied shiraz, benefiting from the cool vintage that has blown freshness into so many wines. Blackberry and red cherry both in the ring.
94 Points - Sam Kim - Wine OrbitGorgeously fruited and fragrant, the bouquet shows dark fruit richness with seductive notes of vanilla, game, spice and cedar, which lead to a succulent palate that is plush and silky. It is gorgeously flavoursome with loads of tasty flavours, wonderfully supported by velvety texture and supple tannins.
93 Points - Campbell Mattinson - The Wine FrontEver-reliable shiraz out of the Barossa. It’s as much red-berried as black and that’s not a bad thing. It feels well-settled and sure-footed, its creamy texture helping the flavours swing impressively through the palate. Coffee-cream, a trace of fragrant dry herbs, and just enough firm/chocolatey tannin to keep it all neat. But with confidence.
90 Points - Bob Campbell MW - The Real ReviewRich, smooth shiraz with raspberry, blackberry, cassis and smattering of cocoa flavours. Warming red with a mellow texture and slightly peppery tannins on the finish.
90 Points - Toni Paterson MW - The Real ReviewDensely coloured. Intense ripe mulberry aromatics with dark chocolate and vanilla accents. The palate is intensely-flavoured with pure dark cherry flavours. The palate is supple, plush and moreish. Juicy fruit flavours on the finish
89 Points - Huon Hooke - The Real ReviewVery deep red/purple colour, with a slightly porty edge to the ripe berry fruit aromas. Tar, charred-oak and a high-note of peppermint. The wine is bright and firm, tight and nervy, with some hard edges to the tannins. It demands food. There is good density and concentration here. A very youthful wine with potential.
Raymond ChanDark, deep, near impenetrable, black-hued purple-red colour, a little lighter on the rim, youthful in appearance. The nose is softly full and voluminous with moderately deep aromas of blackberry fruit with nuances of black plums, and hints of dark raspberries. Soft, integrated notes of spices, liquorice and pepper add to the richness, and the nose reveals nuances of dark herbs. Full-bodied, the palate has vibrant flavours of ripe blackberries with dark raspberries, black plums and black pepper, with liquorice, spice and floral elements. The fruit is rich, sweet and mouthfilling and underlined by fine-grained tannin extraction and grip lending structure and mouthfeel, with fresh acidity enhancing the vitality. The flavours show aromatic lift as they carry to a lingering finish. This is a rich and sweetly ripe Shiraz with vibrant blackberry and plum fruit along with raspberries, spices and liquorice on a finely extracted palate. Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 6+ years. 18.5/20 Points

Tech stuff

14.5
Barossa Valley
2017
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2030
750ml

Light

Full

How's it taste?

The striking deep red purple in colour. This is a rich, voluptuous wine with aromas of blackcurrant and mulberries accompanied by notes of smokey oak and hints of cloves. The palate is filled with dark fruits and chocolate backed up by taut tannins and lingering oak.

How was it made?

The grapes were de-stemmed into fermenters. Ferments were pumped over twice daily to maximise colour, tannin and flavour extraction. Cooling is used to ensure ferments remain in the 22-25 degree celcius range which allows maximum fruit expression in the wine. Pressing occurs approximately seven days after fermentation commences and the wine is then filled to American oak to mature (14 months in 40% new American hogsheads with the balance going into 2nd and 3rd fill barrels).

Who made it?

The Thorn-Clarke family are known as sixth generation wine region employees, establishing a winery to solidify their presence in the region. Wines are styled for premium consumption, with vineyards being paramount in the winemaking process. Grape growing is the primary activity, wine producing a by product of the years of experience with the vines. Thorn Clarke is a Barossa Valley based winery that sources fruit from premier vineyards in the Eden Valley and Barossa Valley. The individual vineyard sites are Mount Crawford and Milton Park (Eden) and Kabininge and St Kitts (Barossa). Whites are left to Eden Valley, reds to Barossa Valley. Modern winemaking techniques are applied in their updated and modern winery. Technology assists in the production of cleanly made, volume brands that convey their regionality but ultimately are style for easy, early consumption.

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