The Boundary Row range of wines is named after a Barossa tradition of using vine rows rather than fences to distinguish the different owners of adjoining vineyards, with fruit from the boundary row shared between the neighbours.
Vineyard Source: Selected premium parcels of Shiraz from vines varying in age from 20 to over 100 years were sourced from four vineyards in the Light Pass and Vine Vale subregions of the Barossa Valley. The vines received minimal or no irrigation and were pruned for low yields to provide vine balance, maximum fruit quality and varietal characteristics.
Vintage Conditions: Good winter rains were followed by a dry spring and mild summer. Mid-January rain refreshed the vines, before a warm February that brought on an early, condensed harvest, tailing off to cooler March conditions. Reds were deep in colour and rich in flavour.
Winemaking: Harvested between 25th February and 7th March. Fermented on skins for 10 days prior to maturation in seasoned (90%) and new (10%) French oak for 24 months.
Acidity: 6.4 g/L
Colour: Bright, rich red with crimson hues.
Nose: A distinctive nose of dark cherry, chocolate and fresh coffee beans, with a complex, savoury earthiness and hints of sage and fennel seed.
Palate: The palate is rich and full, with bright, juicy flavours of mulberry, blackberry and blood plum, with a complexing touch of panforte chocolate and spice. A lingering, mouthwatering finish combines savoury notes of cedar and cigar-box with fine-grained tannins that seem to last forever.
Cellaring Potential: While suitable for current consumption, further medium term cellaring will be rewarded. I highly recommend that this wine be decanted prior to serving.
Food Match: Boundary Row Shiraz is a great match with grilled, pan-fried or roasted meats, and full-flavoured dishes.
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