BANNOCKBURN 1314 A.D. SHIRAZ 2011

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Gary Walsh
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Huon Hooke
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BASH201110 UCAU
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The first ever 1314 a.d. Shiraz - .An attractive, lighter-bodied style of Bannockburn Shiraz. The nose has a smoky, paprika-spicy and redcurrant-ish fragrance. Followed by more of the same on the palate, alongside decayed floral, spice and pepper notes.
The first ever 1314 a.d. Shiraz - .An attractive, lighter-bodied style of Bannockburn Shiraz. The nose has a smoky, paprika-spicy and redcurrant-ish fragrance. Followed by more of the same on the palate, alongside decayed floral, spice and pepper notes.

Scores & Reviews

90 / 100

Gary Walsh

Blackcurrant, truffles, heavy on the spice and pepper, boiled vegetables and stalky perfume. It’s light bodied, combines sweet fruit with elements of decay, lots of spice and root vegetables, crisp acidity and light grainy tannin. Length is pretty good too. I’m not against it, nor am I particularly for it, but it does have a big personality; of that I’m sure.

90 / 100

Huon Hooke

Medium to full, brick-red to tawny colour. It looks old before its time. The bouquet is likewise very mature for its years but also very complex, loaded with stemmy whole-bunch ferment characters, as it is. Dried flowers and root vegetables. The wine is medium to full-bodied and softly-textured, smooth and well-modulated, with a very savoury, non-fruity personality and idiosyncratic styling. It's likely to polarise shiraz drinkers. It's an exercise in stems and little to do with shiraz. (1314 was the date of the Battle of Bannockburn)