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

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

Tech stuff

Shiraz
Mystery Winery
Barossa Valley
2017
750ml
14.5%
Cellar to 2030
Screw Cap

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?

Our Mystery Wineries are found right around the country, some of which you will know very well. Many of our Mystery Wines are already well known to wine buyers and sell for much higher prices under their own label. But winemakers need to eat, and when it comes time to find space for a new vintage, they naturally want to sell whatever they can quickly. Which is where we come in. We agree to take a few cases of said wine in exchange for a better price (so we can sell it cheaper). The condition being that the wine can't be sold under it's original label (hence the "Mystery"). The end result is the same wine, but at fantastic bargain prices! Our Mystery Wines are all covered by our full money back guarantee, purely because we know the vino in the bottle is good quality. We'll never sell below par, 'out of condition' wines. Ever. It's simple, same wine, hidden label, cheaper result.

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