2012 Spinifex Old Vine Shiraz

Region:Barossa Valley , SA

Style:Full Bodied


Quick Overview

A classic old-school Barossa Shiraz with serious power.

RRP $80.00


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This is a deviation off the usual company line from Peter Schell. Schell made his name as a trailblazer for the 'New Barossa' style. A more 'European' slant on the traditional Barossa powerhouse. But a good winemaker is guided by the fruit. This particular batch of fruit was set decidedly to a more 'classic' Barossa tempo. Big, dark and brooding, Schell says it reminds him of the great classic wines of Penfolds and the like. And so this separate bottling has come to be. It may not be for the Spinifex die-hard fans, but for enthusiasts of old-school Barossa Shiraz, this will be right in their wheelhouse. 96 points James Halliday.

What it Tastes Like

"Thick set, dark, brooding perfume of leather, choc-berry and earthiness. Richness segues to palate – long, slow drive of slick, dense fruit with more of the ample leather-mahogany-dense fruit, lingering with a trim of dusty tannin, wood spice and earth. It’s powerful, but still shows freshness; the wine in chrysalis showing some tightness and squeaky feel. Definite old school feel; great to see Spinifex switch-hitting so successfully. Complex wine here anyway. Cue the fireplace, slow-cooked animal and a loyal dog at feet." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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Spinifex owner/winemaker Peter Schell