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2013 Golden Ball 'Saxon' Shiraz

2013 Golden Ball 'Saxon' Shiraz

A very complex, savoury ball of flavours with earth, spice, licorice and a hint of eucalypt surrounding the core of black fruits.'
95 Points - James Halliday

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$329.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

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DESCRIPTION
  • From an English land grant in 1857, Mr Isaac Phillips named the 1900 acres 'Golden Ball' after his favourite London hotel. Presently now 53 acres, the property was purchased in 1996 by winemaker, James McLaurin. All of the wines are entirely grown, vinified and bottled on the property.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    At the Golden Ball we pick our Shiraz in three stages, just days apart. Picking in the cool of the mornings is advantageous, preserving the delicate aromas and flavours of our fruit. The wines are wild-fermented using indigenous yeasts. Post-fermentation skin contact and the malolactic stage in barrel are all attributes that bond well with the Lineage Vineyard site along with the Burgundian coopers used for barrel ageing.

    TASTING NOTES

    This wine on the nose is gun smoke flint and earth. There’s a slight liquorice note along with bay leaf and dark fruit. The palates strength and mouth feel gives it a long length in the mouth.

  • REVIEWS

    'Hand-picked from vines planted in '05, cold soaked for 48 hours at 10 degrees C then wild-fermented, pressed to barrel for the last part of primary fermentation, matured for 18 months in French oak (33% new). A very complex, savoury ball of flavours with earth, spice, licorice and a hint of eucalypt surrounding the core of black fruits. The more it is tasted, the more it reveals its texture and length, truly remarkable given it only just gets over the medium-bodied line.'
    95 Points - James Halliday