Willows Bonesetter Shiraz 2013
Available in cases of 6
The Barossa's international reputation for powerful Shiraz wines with super palate length and softness has been established by flagship efforts like Bonesetter. The Willows Vineyard ranges from deep alluvial soils, ideal for root development, to red brown loam over clay and tough sandy soils where old vines struggle to sire their fruit. The Bonesetter Block is endowed by the most favourable ripening conditions, Shiraz can be harvested at the intense end of the flavour spectrum, exhibiting deep colours and the ripest tannins. Fruit is treated to open fermenters and the traditional hand operated basket press. Two years maturation in French oak has enhances the complexity and complements the robust flesh.
A small Barossa site was planted to Shiraz vines and named Bonesetter Block in the 1960s. Peter Scholz selects choice parcels of fruit from this mature vineyard, carefully handling the wine before ageing in tightly grained French oak hogsheads for a little more than two years. Bonesetter exhibits the most voluptuous palate, great richness and solid structure, intense and powerful ripe fruit characters as supported by splendid tannins and stylish savoury oak. A multi layered powerhouse of a wine that will reward all lovers of grand Barossa Shiraz.
Dense, vibrant colour. Very ripe nose, sweet fruit, reminiscent of plum, blackberries and pepper. The palate is generously mouthfilling, exhibiting berry and cinnamon spice flavours, along with oak derived mocha overtones and harmonious, soft yet well defined, flattering tannins. A stunning wine, with perfumed oak supporting a multi layered powerhouse of fruit.