Orlando Centenary Hill Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015
ICONIC 96 POINT RATED ORLANDO CENTENARY HILL BAROSSA VALLEY SHIRAZ RETURNS
- 96 Point Rated Angus Hughson Wine Pilot
- 94 Point Rated Campbell Mattison The Wine Front
- 93 Point Rated Mike Bennie The Wine Front
- 91 Point Rated Nick Stock James Suckling
Barossa Valley, South Australia
|Drink now or cellar 3-5 years
96 Point Rated - Angus Hughson Wine Pilot
"Centenary Hill has had a makeover – Jacobs Creek is gone and Orlando is back and it has delivered a classic expression of Barossa Shiraz, as you’d expect.
This is a crowd-pleasing Barossan from start to finish which is hearty, flavoursome and hard to put down. The wine is deeply coloured and flavoured with ripe mocha, mulberry and baked earth fruit aromas well supported by new toasty oak. It is then ripe and chewy with firm tannins, matched with layers of ripe, licorice scented fruit. The overriding impression is balance – all the pieces sit well together in a bold style. Yes it will age well, very well, and is a bit of a sleeper, but is also a great drink right now."
94 Point Rated - Campbell Mattinson The Wine Front
"Centenary Hill comes back to the Orlando banner, as opposed to the Jacob’s Creek banner. The new Orlando label/logo doesn’t scream premium, to my eyes, but the market will decide. Interestingly, this saw both 50% whole bunches and a portion of new American oak, and that’s not a winemaking combination you see everyday. Dense black berried fruit flavour, toast, coconut, dark earth and malt. It’s a substantial red wine, ‘traditional’, ripped with dry, integrated tannin, wrapped in black licorice, licked perhaps with pepper. It’s bold and warm but the texture, tannin and fruit intensity here are all elite."
91 Point Rated - Nick Stock James Suckling
"This is in new livery, but remains a traditional-styled shiraz with plenty of cedary and spicy oak, some light leathery nuances and bold ripe blackberries. The palate has rich and smooth tannins that are bathed in sweet, ripe blackberry flavors and laced with vanilla spice. Tirage has brought this all together nicely. Old-school style here. Drink or hold. Screw cap."
Barossa Wine Show 2021