"It's a big wine, loaded with fruit and oak, full-bodied, rich and velvety"
This single vineyard Shiraz comes from an old vineyard in Marananga, planted in 1958. The five acre vineyard is traditionally dry grown and comes from an original Barossa clonal source. South facing, on the eastern side of a ridge separating the Seppeltsfield and Marananga appellations, these aged vines have been meticulously hand tended, traditionally farmed and pruned by a grower with a lifetime’s experience on Western Barossa soils of very dark, heavy clay loam over red friable clay. The resulting low yields of small, concentrated Shiraz berries make the vineyard the envy of all winemakers in the Barossa.
Every great wine in the world has its roots buried in the terroir of a breathtaking vineyard
Once hand-picked and destemmed, the fruit is carefully nurtured for 6-7 days on skins until primary fermentation is almost complete. Following a gentle 8 hour basket pressing and completion of primary fermentation, the wine is run directly into new French barriques, coopered by Dominique Laurent, known as ‘Magic Casks’ and considered to be some of the finest barriques in the world. The wine spends 36 months in barrel under temperature controlled conditions. Once the oak and the wine have melded perfectly the wine is blended and bottled without the use of filtration or fining, where it matures for a further 24 months in bottle before release.
The Laird is a wine born from perfectionists following the highest possible standards
VINTAGEAbove average rains in 2014 filled the soil profile, which was followed by a helpful deluge of rain for dry grown vineyards in January 2015. Generally dry for the remainder of vintage, warm days and cool nights created the perfect ripening conditions
One of the greatest examples of Barossa Valley Shiraz
2015 shows all the opulence and elegance of previous Laird’s, but with a complexity, precision and prominence that will make sure it ages gracefully for the next 20 years or more. Spices and meat with a savoury edge fill the bouquet held together with a tight tannin profile and generous oak.
The Laird of the Estate in Scotland is the Lord of the Manor and master of all he surveys
Released worldwide on 1st June 2020, The Laird 2015 Vintage available now for limited pre-purchase
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