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2015 Spinifex Bete Noir

2015 Spinifex Bete Noir

A medium-bodied shiraz with flavours of dark berries and plums framed by a complex web of savoury spices, forest floor and tannins. Exceptional length, beautiful wine.'
96 Points - James Halliday

AUD $31.99 A BOTTLE

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$383.88 A CASE (12 x 750ml)

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DESCRIPTION
  • A Bête Noir is the bane of one's existence, referring to the multitude of small parcels that go into this blend. The 2015 Bête is a blend from seven Shiraz vineyards located across a variety of Barossa's sub-regions, with the Eastern foothills, Moppa, Moculta, and the Eden Valley all contributing. Vineyard age ranges between 25 and 120 years, with '60 years being a fair average across the blend' according to Pete Schell.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    All fruit was hand harvested. The proportion of whole clusters varied from "everything to nothing" depending on the vineyard, with roughly 35% in the final blended cuvée. Vinified with indigenous yeast fermentation, élevage on lees in new (25%) and seasoned French oak barrels ranging in capacity from 225-litre to 2,500-litre for 20 months prior to bottling without filtration. In short, 2015 gifts a Bête Noir of lovely purity of fruit and no lack of freshness.

    TASTING NOTES

    It's refined, medium-bodied, detailed and aromatic, with a spectrum of both "noir" and red fruits, and an undercurrent of aromatic spice and herb elements. The palate is carried by a strong, yet supple core of fleshy, plummy fruit, bitter chocolatey-like tannins and refreshing, ripe acidity.

  • REVIEWS

    '70yo vines, hand-sorted, whole berry/whole bunch wild-fermented, 7-20 days on skins, matured in French oak (20% new) for 16 months. A medium-bodied shiraz with flavours of dark berries and plums framed by a complex web of savoury spices, forest floor and tannins. Exceptional length, beautiful wine.'

    96 Points - James Halliday