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The 5OS Project Very Old Vine NV 4G Shiraz

$100.00

(5/5 stars)
Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 11 customer ratings
(11 customer reviews)

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Colour: Mid crimson on the rim building to black at the core.
 
Nose: What’s in the glass is ripe and brooding with aromas of cherry, bramble, spice, oak and black olive, but with an underpinning of freshness thanks to the 2018 addition. The wine is pronounced, yet still has so much more to unlock aromatically over the coming years.
Palate: The wine itself hails from 100+ year old Shiraz from our (now former) site in McLaren Vale. 4 different vintages, all small volume, with the best barrels going into this. This is one seriously smooth, satisfying Aussie red. The fruit (think bramble, black cherry, blueberry plum and olive - all a fresh version of themselves) rolls and rolls, building as they go. There is a wonderful savoury element of tar and dark chocolate, too. The tannins have absorbed into the fruit yet poke through enough to keep the wine serious. Succulent, juicy and bloody long to boot - an Aussie classic.
Score: 19+

For those who want to nerd out, Lucas tells me you are tasting 30% new French oak, with the balance made up of roughly an even split of 2-4 year old American and French. The fresher 2018 portion spent 5 months in oak, 2017 - 17 months, 2016 - 29 months, 2015 - 41 months. Go figure!

96-points: The Real Review (Huon Hooke) "Vibrantly bright purple colour. Blueberry pie, mulberries and cinnamon - lovely nose. Powerful yet poised. It’s a beautiful, fragrant and cored wine. Ripe fruit with crunchy red cherry acidity guarantees a very long and happy life."

(5/5 stars)
  1. by

    Complex, delicate, brooding, delicious! – Tass

  2. by

    Soft, smooth shiraz. Hits all the palates, front, middle, back. Leaves a lingering soft taste with a subtle bite wanting cheese (cheddar) and lovely fruit middle palate. – Nicko

  3. by

    Plush fruit, velvet gloved like an angel – sensational!

  4. by

    SMOOOOTH! Berry, vanilla, panna cotta, juicy and sophisticated!! Who knew!

  5. by

    Super smooth with beautifully integrated oak. Finishes stronger than Winx. Delightful!

  6. by

    Great red. Very smooth, just like the staff.

  7. by

    Fresher than expected, probably due to the ’18. Punchy and drinkable, very bloody good!

  8. by

    Great nose, great legs, full body and I love the label!

  9. by

    Fruit rich, silky tannin, decent acidity

  10. by

    Stunning!

  11. by

    Incredibly well balanced – in fact, I am floating away in ecstasy.

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