The Barossa Valley is world famous for concentrated styles of Shiraz. Bogan Shiraz is well known to be a quintessential, full bodied style of Shiraz. The two Shiraz vineyards from which this wine is sourced complement each other well – The Marananga block provides intense, old vine produce with particular “blue fruit” offerings. The Nuriootpa block provides more “black fruits.”
Eyes: Deep dark red to black with an amazing purple hue.
Nose: Aromas of blackberry and white pepper with hints of spice as you would expect from good use of oak.
Mouth: From the first mouthful it’s a flavour bomb in your mouth, with its sweet black fruit in the front though to the seductive French oak on the very back of the palate, this along with its silky tannins. Should leave one very satisfied indeed.
Growing conditions: Vineyard Soils Schist rock over blue grey clay and deep compacted broken down schist with red sandstone pebbles on the surface along creek line (Marananga) / Loam over clay (Nuriootpa) Vine Age 2 vineyards – planted in 1899 (Marananga) and 1965 (Nuriootpa)
Winemaking notes: By the time we were harvesting fruit for this wine we had already been in vintage mode for one month, so the morning of the 04/03 we could see right from the start that the 16 Bogan was going to be the great Barossa Shiraz, as the fruit just look and tasted fantastic. After the second round of pump overs you could see that colour and flavour was never going to be a problem !