Sir Ian Botham Barossa Valley Single Vineyard Shiraz 2013
Sir Ian has made his Barossa Valley Shiraz in the style that the Barossa is now world-famous for, it is robust and full-bodied with a firm yet fine tannin finish.
The Shiraz had an intense colour which is an attractive deep ruby-purple. On the nose, it is rich plum, complex mocha – chocolate and spicy fruit with integrated light vanillin oak and a hint of anise, are all subtly combined. The nose shows great depth and concentration of fruit and the benefit of extended maturation pre-release.
The Sir Ian Shiraz has is soft and full flavoured with lengthy fine-grain tannins. The flavours of fruity spice, coffee, chocolate and blackberry carry through onto the lengthy and persistent palate
This wine has seen extended maturation, with concentrated fruit and firm fine-grain tannin it has been designed to drink well on release but age gracefully. With careful cellaring, the wine will become more complex and soften further it will begin to show its best in 2-3 years reaching its full potential in about 5 -10 years.
Sir Ian Botham is arguably one of the greatest cricketers that England has ever produced. Known as an all-rounder of the sport, his bowling skills were as feared by opponents as his batting triumphs were rejoiced by his team-mates and country.
For the last 40 years, Sir Ian has been nurturing one of his other great passions in life – wine and the art of making it. He now brings you this range of first class wines from one of his favourite wine producing countries, Australia.