Highland Fling

The Highland Fling is a fortified shiraz, inspired by the great wines made in the Oporto region of Portugual, but traditionally made in the Barossa over countless decades by many winemakers, commonly from Shiraz grapes.

First released in 2007, this sweet opulent fortified wine is only made in exceptional years when the harvest conditions allow extra ripeness and flavour from old Shiraz vineyards.

After fermentation the wine is fortified with a 25 year old brandy spirit before maturation time in old oak, and bottled for release with recommended ageing in a dark cool cellar.

Current Vintage 2013
2013 will be remembered in the Barossa as the driest, earliest and quickest vintage in memory. Spring rainfall was well below average and variable weather saw a number of hot days above 35°C in both October and November, 2012. This was followed by a heat wave of temperatures over 33°C from 12-18 February, 2013 reducing yields and forcing baumés up. Almost all vineyards were picked by the end of March, 2013. Although a small yielding vintage, quality and fruit intensity was excellent.
Current Vintage 2012
The 2012 Highland Fling is inky black, pure and intense. Fruit driven, lifted aromatics of dark blackberries and cassis are perfectly complemented by the wonderful scents of the wood aged brandy spirit. Full bodied, concentrated and silky smooth, the Highland Fling is the perfect accompaniment for strong cheeses at the end of a fulfilling meal or as company during a long day pruning the vineyard.
Current Vintage 2010
The 2010 Highland Fling is inky black, pure and intense. Fruit driven, lifted aromatics of dark blackberries and cassis are perfectly complemented by the wonderful scents of the wood aged brandy spirit. Full-bodied, concentrated and silky smooth, the Highland Fling is the perfect accompaniment for strong cheeses at the end of a fulfilling meal or as company during a long day pruning the vineyard.

$75.00

2013 - tasting notes and reviews

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2012 - tasting notes and reviews

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2010 - tasting notes and reviews

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