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Hartz Barn Barossa General Store Reserve Shiraz

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The fruit comes from a single vineyard for this wine, and it is certainly a dark, brooding number. Deep smells of black fruits, mocha and cracked pepper waft out of the glass, whilst the palate is rich and juicy, with a lick of leather couches, soft tannins, and a succulent, chocolaty finish. Stick that beef fillet in the oven and enjoy. 

Winemaker's Notes

Selected bunches of premium Shiraz grapes from the Dennistone Vineyard were handpicked, destemed and fermented in open vats for 9 days, basket pressed, with malolactic fermentation in French oak barriques for 83 days. This 2010 HARTZ BARN WINES Barossa General Store Reserve Shiraz wine was racked and returned to French oak barrique barrels and American oak barrels to complete barrel maturation before bottling.

Bouquet notes of chocolate, blackberry, pepper, spice and leather blend with the smooth velvety tannins to deliver the wonderful mouth feel of this balanced Barossa General Store Reserve Shiraz wine of distinction to enjoy with good food, family and friends.

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Hartz Barn Barossa General Store Reserve Shiraz

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James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Strong red-purple; has more finesse and elegance than some prior releases, especially commendable given the challenges of the vintage; blackberry, plum, fruitcake and vanilla are folded together on the medium-bodied palate, the tannins soft.
Australian Wine Companion 2012
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
A dark and tightly bound wine that's mature, complex and ready for drinking.
Winestate Magazine, Mar/Apr
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Full-bodied, with abundant blackberry, licorice and prune fruit framed by balanced and well-integrated oak; the tannins, too, are exactly weighted.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
WINESTATE (2005 Vintage) says
Excellent development and complexity to the nose - smells of tar, smallgoods and spices and has youthful, seamless varietal flavours on a well-balanced palate.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
More elegant than the previous Hartz Barn style; good line, focus and length, the fruit not suppressed by 24 months in French and American oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
WINESTATE (2004 Vintage) says
Hessian-like characters sitting on top of some elegant and stylish blue and black varietal fruit. Complex palate with great presence and plenty of length.
Winestate 2009
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Medium-bodied, gentle, blackberry and plum fruit; soft tannins, controlled oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; ripe plum, prune and sundry black fruits dominate the bouquet, joined by touches of raspberry, mint and leaf on the palate, which has pleasing mouthfeel. The odd conjunction of differing fruit characters on bouquet and palate is not usual, but in no way detracts.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
When tasted in September 2001, very, very, youthful, but with attractive fruit on both bouquet and palate, showing obvious development potential. The extract and oak handling are good.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002

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