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2009 Barossa Gold Marananga Shiraz
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- Cellar Drink Now - 4 years (2011-2015)
- ABV 15%
- Closure: Cork
After making a very impressive debut with his initial two offerings under the Barossa Gold label, Damien Tscharke has followed these up with another remarkable value from the 2009 vintage. Sourced from mature vines around 40 years of age, Damien Tscharke has in recent vintages chosen to retain more fruit from his vineyards instead of selling it to other Barossa producers such as Rockford and Peter Lehmann. The aim has been to create an entry level collection of Barossa wines that well and truly over delivers at it's A$15.00 price point, something which the Barossa Gold range has achieved admirably thus far. The wines are produced using traditional open top fermentation techniques incorporating hand plunging at least three times a day , followed by extended post ferment maceration and basket pressing.
The extremely limited release and almost immediate sell out of Penfold’s Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz, generated a lot of excitement around Barossa’s Marananga subdistrict. Indulging one’s curiosity at the lofty prices demanded on the secondary market is not an option for many drinkers.Barossa wunderkind Damian Tscharke has delivered a sub $20 alternative, composed entirely of fruit from the Marananga district.
Totally opaque, black crimson colour with deep, dark, crimson red hue. The nose displays good lift with top notes of ripe blackberry, black plum and dark cherry followed by a spicy end note. Full bodied, the palate delivers very impressive concentration and richness for it’s price point. Opulent and mouthfilling flavours of ripe blackberry, dark plum and liquorice with a spicy back palate. Very fine grained tannins. Excellent depth with long, joosy aftertaste of ripe blackberry, dark plum and spice.Drink over the next 3-4 years (2011-2015)