This vineyard uniquely expresses its DNA and flavor profile and is different to any other Shiraz in the Barossa Valley or indeed the world. From one mother vine Shiraz mixed in the Old Garden when that was planted in 1853, rather than harvest the fruit, we harvested the buds and grafted these on to existing 25 year-old and fully mature roots.
We did this in 2008. These buds grew into identical clones of the ancient Shiraz. So now we have a single vineyard, 0.8 Hectares in size, all from this one mother vine. This Mother Vine Vineyard is planted alongside the winery in the appellation of Dorrien in Barossa Valley.
A very pure nose here. This has striking blue and purple fruits as well as a tarry edge, some earthy notes and a mix of meat and spices. The palate is compressed, sleek and built on energetic, ripe fruit with powerful tannins. The finish is crisp. I'd give it time to settle and fill out