BALTHAZAR SHIRAZ 2005 - Straits Wine


Wine Region: Barossa Valley, Australia

Grape: Shiraz

Tasting Notes

Colour: dense red. Nose: rich, ripe berry fruits with peppery spice. Palate: concentrated plum and blackberry fruits with hints of licorice; fine, firm tannins with layers of spicy complexity ending with a very long finish.

About the Winery

The Balthazar Vineyard is located near the town of Marananga in Australia's most famous wine region, the Barossa. Our neighbours are Penfolds, Torbreck and Peter Lehmann who all chose these western Barossa slopes for their shallow soils, moderate rainfall and low yields - perfect conditions for growing premium Shiraz grapes. We have three vineyard Shiraz blocks, differentiated by soil type, depth and fertility. The House Block is south-facing on shallow red earth over iron stone and its yields are low - around five to six tonnes/hectare.

Balthazar is an exclusive premium producer of just 12,000 bottles per year.

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