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Private Cellar

Wolf Blass `Grey Label` Shiraz 2014 (2 x 1.5L), McLaren Vale, SA.

$54.50
per bottle
$109
per pack

Quantity Available: 1

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Closed: 21/03/2018 9.00 PM AEDT

  • Condition: Cellared
  • Buyers premium 17.50%
  • GST: Inclusive
    (GST Not Applicable on Item, See below note)
Wine Summary Image

Grey Label Shiraz was sourced from vineyards ranging in altitudes from about 50m

near the coast to 200m where McLaren Vale merges with the Adelaide Hills, bringing

complexity and layers of interest to the final wine. The region mostly spans two basins

of ancient bedrock layered with sediments laid down by advances and retreats of the

sea over the past 45 million years. Soil types vary from sands, yellow clays, and red and

black loams through to ironstone.

Individual vineyard batches were fermented in small open-top fermenters for 5 to 10

days. Plunging and gentle irrigation were used to optimise flavour, colour and tannin

extraction, giving the wine rich concentration and depth of fruit while keeping the

tannins plush, hallmarks of the Grey Label style. Some parcels completed primary

fermentation in barrel, contributing mid-palate texture, while others completed

fermentation on skins, providing structural length and focus

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Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

In contrast to the 'old' Grey Label style - sweet-fruited, sweet-oaked and accessible - this wine feels like it needs time to unwind. All the elements are there; depth in the bouquet with blackberry, liquorice, and quality oak, and ample black-fruited flavour with warm-earth regionality. At present it's a little disjointed and awkward. Bottle age will undoubtedly sort it out. Rating: 92 - Steven Creber (JUN/16) - Wine Companion

Winery Tasting Notes

Notes Image

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

Good winter rainfall set up the vines well for the growing

season. A dry spring was followed by a very hot January.

A much-needed 40mm rain event mid-February provided

relief to the vines, cooling temperatures and slowing

ripening, allowing for a gradual accumulation of flavours

and development of tannins.

MATURATION

Matured as individual vineyard batches in a combination

of 43% seasoned and 26% new French oak, and 16%

seasoned and 15% new American oak for 18 months.

PEAK DRINKING

Will develop with age, softening and mellowing to reward

a decade or more of careful cellaring.

FOOD MATCH

Great with slow-roasted lamb shanks with star-anise and

plum, or braised beef with black bean sauce.

Winery Profile

Brand Profile Image

Award Winning Winery

Wolf Blass Wines has grown from a humble tin shed to become one of the world's most successful and awarded wineries.

Wolf Blass was created in 1973 when Wolf started his own business, purchasing a 2.5 acre land holding with an old army shed outside Nuriootpa, at the northern end of the Barossa Valley.

In researching the name Bilyara, Wolf learned it was the Aboriginal name for "Eaglehawk" and given the eagle was also the national emblem of Germany, he decided his wines would carry the Eagle - a legacy that continues today and into the future.

Wolf Blass Wines won three consecutive Jimmy Watson Trophies with Black Label, generating substantial publicity and hype. In 1999, Wolf Blass Black Label made history, becoming the only wine to win the coveted Jimmy Watson Trophy an unprecedented four times.

From this time onwards, growth has been impressive and inspiring with Wolf Blass winning a grand total of more than 3,000 awards at national and international wine shows, including most recently, International Red Winemaker of the Year at the 2008 International Wine Challenge in London.

Wolf Blass Wines have a tradition of quality, character and consistency from the refined and elite Platinum Label, and the majestic and complex Black Label through to delicate Rieslings and crisp Chardonnays.

Winemakers

Wolf Blass winemakers are an award winning winemaking team, continuously striving for the ultimate in excellence, character and integrity. The Wolf Blass wine style has always been a unique and highly distinguishable one. Our winemaking teams strong focus on careful fruit sourcing, fermentation, maturation and blending results in lifted vibrant fruit flavours, a soft, rounded palate and well integrated tannins that are the hallmarks of the total Wolf Blass range.

Chief Winemaker Chris Hatcher is widely considered to be one of Australia's leading winemakers and respected wine show judges. A wonderful ambassador for the wines of Wolf Blass and Australia, Chris Hatcher's legacy to Australian winemaking is already monumental.

"The sum of all parts should still be a better result than the quality of each individual part, otherwise why blend at all" - Chris Hatcher Chief Winemaker.

View Wolf Blass website

Other Information

  • 2014 vintage
  • 2 x 1.5L units
  • SA - McLaren Vale, South Australia
  • Screwcap closure
  • 14.5% alc.
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Bidding History

Bidding Details Bid Time Bid Price Bid Qty Win Qty
M.O - Kellyville NSW21/03/2018 8.01.56 PM AEDTAU $109 11
A.W - Box Hill South VIC21/03/2018 10.07.52 AM AEDTAU $104 10
M.H - New Lambton NSW20/03/2018 9.15.15 AM AEDTAU $89 10
J.B - Nedlands WA18/03/2018 10.40.54 PM AEDTAU $79 10
J.P - Manly NSW18/03/2018 12.42.00 PM AEDTAU $74 10
S.A - Middle Cove NSW16/03/2018 8.59.26 PM AEDTAU $64 10
A.S - Horsham VIC15/03/2018 9.08.38 PM AEDTAU $64 10
R.S - Brunswick VIC15/03/2018 7.04.47 PM AEDTAU $54 10
G.K - Redwood Park SA14/03/2018 11.29.25 PM AEDTAU $49 10
A.S - Mount Waverley VIC15/03/2018 9.21.53 AM AEDTAU $34 10
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