Bannockburn's Shiraz is drawn predominately from vines in the south-facing Winery Block (planted in 1990), along with some fruit from the Range Road site (planted in 1974) and some declassified De La Roche.
“…Bannockburn produces outstanding wines across the range, all with individuality, style, great complexity and depth of flav our. The low-yielding estate vineyards play their role. Winemaker Michael Glover is determined to enhance the reputation of Bannockburn.” James Halliday
Bannockburn's viticultural principles are based on a healthy respect for the land and responsible farming, e.g. the use of organic composting and straw mulching to eliminate need for herbicide sprays and the cultivation of inter-row cover crops to add soil nutrients. Wines are made on a low-intervention basis.
Bannockburn's Shiraz is drawn predominately from vines in the south-facing Winery Block (planted in 1990), along with some fruit from the Range Road site (planted in 1974) and some declassified De La Roche. All sites possess soils of mainly volcanic scoria over basalt, clay and loam with a limestone clay base.
"Yes. Very good release. Right in the zone. Peppered cherries, red and black, with woodsmoke and herbs. Bacon-like oak, totally in synch with the flavour profile of the wine. You get the feeling that these Bannockburn wines have re-found their equilibrium. This is fresh, complex, savoury and well-fruited. It’s an excellent combination of traits." Rating: 93 points. Campbell Matinnson. The Wine Front.
"Medium to deep ruby colour with almost no tint of purple, the bouquet backs up with a dominant foresty, undergrowth character from stems. A whole-bunch wine that closely resembles the pinot noirs off this vineyard. The palate is soft-textured and medium-bodied, the tannins very silky and easygoing, the stems leaving a slightly bitter aftertaste, which adds a cleansing aspect. Distinctive style here. (The label declares only 10% whole bunches)" Huon Hooke. The Real Review.