Bin No 1 Shiraz is a classic, cool climate, aromatic Shiraz, made in a style that is perfumed, spicy and peppery, yet well balanced with no overt dominance of alcohol. It’s a great match with food - particularly dishes like spring lamb.
This Winemakers Reserve blend is widely regarded as one of New Zealand’s finest reds. The grapes are harvested from low-cropping, old vines in the Gimblett Gravels vineyards of Cornerstone and Ngakirikiri. It`s deeply coloured with aromatics hinting at black fruits, dried herbs, cocoa and cedar.
The 2014 Antiquarian Shiraz was selected from the finest Barossa grapes and matured in French oak barriques for 24 months.The wine is glorious upon release and will develop even greater complexity with cellaring for up to 10 years. The wine is a deep crimson red, showing brick edges.
The Grenache in the blend shows in the musky, strawberry perfumes on the nose and combines with the smoky, earthy spice from
the Mourvedre and Shiraz. Aniseed, sweet liquorice and cinnamon flavours on the palate give way to a long, spicy finish.