Shiraz Glenrowan Victoria
Richard Bailey planted one of the first Glenrowan vineyards in the 1860s. The Bailey estate survived the downturn of the Victorian gold rush, the ravages of phylloxera and excesses of the Kelly gang, it endures to this day, producing some of the nation's most intensely flavoured and historically significant wine. A precious block of distinguished, dry grown old vines planted in the 1920s, yields a limited harvest of parched and concentrated Shiraz berries. The succulent red wine of choice to accompany the finest beef wellington or wagyu sirloin.
Baileys of Glenrowan are amongst the earliest pioneers of Victorian viticulture, inaugurally vintaged in 1870, internationally renowned for their intensely flavoured and richly structured wines. A family managed operation to this day, Baileys can call on a quality of fruit reserved for Australia's most eminent and stately balels. An opulent single vineyard wine crafted from parcels of hand picked Shiraz, batches are treated to a traditional old world style of vinification, open ferments and passage through a hundred year old basket press. Following vinification, components are transferred to a selection of new and prior use French oak barrels for a year's maturation before assembling into the finished wine.
Deep dark violet with purple edge. Dark jube fruits and earthy notes, allsorts and blackberry, liquorice and spice. Rich and ripe flavours of bramble and blackberry and liquorice, a soft mouth warming mid palate tending to sweet fruit flavours of chocolate, supported by rich and round velvety tannins.