Centenary Hill Shiraz 2012
In 1947, Fred Gramp planted a Moreton Bay fig tree to commemorate 100 years since his grandfather, Johann Gramp established the first commercial vineyard in the Barossa Valley. It was planted along side the banks of Jacob's Creek, this site was named Centenary Hill.
OVERVIEW This ifine example of Barossa Shiraz is rich and full in the mouth with deliciously soft tannins. Centenary Hill Shiraz is licensed to carry the Barossa Trust Mark, a mark that identifies Barossa-made products of the highest quality and genuine origin.
COLOUR Full depth crimson red
AROMA A bold ripe nose reflecting the excellent 2012 vintage, showing fresh vibrant complex plum, clove, spice and peat. Carefully selected oak adds cedar notes and a touch of char to round out an impressive nose.
TASTE Full bodied with sweet. spicy fruit and ripe berry flavours. Fine grained tannins and well integrated oak give a lovely texture, leading to long finish. AN outstanding vintage in the classic Centenary Hill style.
VINTAGE CONDITIONS The Barossa celebrated an exceptional vintage in 202. Indeed, many judges consider it among the best in the region's decorated history. A long and wet winter provided the soil moisture needed for lush and healthy grapevine canopies and left good reserves of groundwater for the months ahead. Budburst and flowering came early and easily, before a mild summer with cool night's ensured good fruit to set and even, disease free ripening Yields were slightly down, but fruit quality was exhilaratingly good.