Fu Barossa Valley Shiraz 2010
THE LAST ALLOCATION EVER AVAILABLE WILL SELL OUT, BRAND RATED 99 POINTS
- ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 4.53 out of 5 stars.
- DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL WINNER
- 2004 VINTAGE RATED A MASSIVE 99 POINTS ROBERT PARKER
- PREVIOUS VINTAGES RATED 95 POINTS & 4 TIME GOLD MEDAL WINNER
- SOURCED FROM SINGLE OLD VINE VINEYARD
- FROM ONE OF THE STANDOUT VINTAGES OF THE LAST DECADE
A vivid purple crimson colour. Exceptionally rich and generous aromas, earth, chocolate and licorice hits are followed by an intense array of black fruits with white pepper, pencil shavings, smoked meat and cedar. This is a big wine there is obvious black fruits of all kinds, a earthy character is evident reflecting age plus cassis with a touch of acid which obviously gives longevity. The dense fruit and oak characters have blended together wonderfully and coat the mouth to ensure the finish is epically long and you get some very subtle nutmeg and saddle notes. A big, bold, chunky style of Barossa Valley Shiraz the way it should be.
Previous Vintage Reviews;
2008 Vintage Rated 95 Points (Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #212)
"Very deep garnet coloured with some bring in the rim and profoundly scented, the 2008 F.U Shiraz offers a complex nose of dried figs, mulberries, dates and Christmas pudding with suggestions of chocolate box, anise, sandalwood, vanille and potpourri. The palate reveals a well-balanced wine of massive proportions with tons of baking spice and dried fruit layers supported by a high level of chewy tannins and uplifting acid, finishing with epic persistence. Drink it now to 2022+." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown.
2008 Vintage Rated 92 Points (Australian Wine Showcase Magazine)
"Fantastic colour, coupled with powerful, luscious aromas. Has sold varietal flavours with good freshness and nice long finish."
2008 Vintage International Wine Show London
"Dairy, grilled meaty quality; savoury, fully developed. A mouth coating palate, finish won't quit!"
2004 Vintage Rated 99 Points (Jay Miller - Wine Advocate)
"The 2004 F.U. Shiraz is similarly brooding and liqueur-like. It spent 30 months in new French oak hogsheads and offers a compelling bouquet of toasty oak, pencil lead, mineral, blueberry and blackberry. Lighter on its feet then The Wine with a more forward personality, it has layers of flavour, savoury fruit, and enough silky tann to evolve for a decade. Drink it from 2014 to 2034."
2006 Vintage Jay Miller from Wine Advocate gave it 96-99 Points but that was a barrel tasting. Looks like it sold for US$300 a bottle. I am guessing it came out of an investment portfolio here, and the usual outcome is that it's the investor who gets creamed so it probably is a good buy.
Double Gold Medal
China Wine & Spirit Awards Best Value 2016
Previous Vintage Awards
China Wine & Spirit Awards 2014
Concours Mondial 2014
San Francisco International Wine Competition 2014
AWC Vienna 2014
Award Winner China Wine and Spirit Awards Best Value 2014
Award Winner Syrah Du Monde 2014
Award Winner IWC London 2014
This wine is sourced from a single old vine vineyard from what we consider one of the Barossa Valley’s finest growers. 2010 was one of the standout vintages of the last decade. An ideal vintage, which gave us the benefit of perfectly, ripened fruit. The smooth flow of vintage allowed us to select specific fruit parcels and allowed us to define the wine as much in the vineyard as the winery. These grapes are brought into the winery, and crushed into old vats where the fermentation is initiated by “wild” yeasts found on the grape skins. Careful extraction and short post fermentation maceration is followed by soft pressing. The wine is transferred into brand new oak barrels where the malolactic fermentation is completed before racking and maturation for 36 months in barrels. A careful assemblage and barrel selection is followed by minimal filtration and bottling.
A wine which will benefit immensely with time in the cellar to settle and develop. It will have a great lifespan of around 15 years plus.
Barossa Valley, South Australia
|Cellaring:||Will cellar for decades to come|
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