Wow! Wine made from 117-year-old vines, you don’t get that every day! That means the vines were planted in 1898 for this wine.
If you’re looking for an extra special bottle of red to enjoy, this is the bottle you’ve been searching for. Trust me, it’s worth the $65 price tag. Plus only 3,600 bottles were made!
Lou Miranda Estate in SA’s Barossa Valley has made this wine from a blend of 78% Shiraz and 22% Mourvèdre (also known as Mataro) grapes. It has spent over 36 months maturing in oak. For the wine geeks out there, they used American oak hogsheads (300L barrel) and 40% first use oak.
We popped this one in the decanter for about 30 mins before digging in. We did this to open up the wine and to also try and separate all that tasty juicy from the sediment we knew would be at the bottom of the bottle.
In the glass, it’s a deep garnet-ruby red with a hint of orangey-brownish to it. On the nose, we found it wonderfully perfumed with hints of black plums & berries, black olives and a sort of meaty charcuterie-ness to it. If there’s such a thing! While in the mouth it’s incredibly fruit forward yet savoury at the same time and is super silky in texture with such a delectable long finish. Simply stunning!
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
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