The 2012 vintage was blessed with mild summer conditions and cool nights that helped develop great flavours and excellent sugar to acid ratios. Two rain events in late summer ensured healthy leaf canopy through verasion and ripening, followed by very mild and gentle conditions in March; ideal for excellent tannin maturity and flavour development. The deeply rooted 1880 vines soldiered through their 132nd season in fine style, with even ripening conditions resulting in harvest a week earlier than average. The 2012 vintage of The 1880 Shiraz shows great purity and depth, with complex layers of fruit, spice and subtle savoury elements supported by finely matured tannins. The palate combines intensity of flavour with the elegance and purity of cooler climate Shiraz, underpinned with finely balanced oak.
Eden Valley – 100% Shiraz
8.6 standard drinks – 14.7% alcohol
97 points – 2015 James Suckling
95 points – 2017 James Halliday Wine Companion
The Poonawatta 1880 Shiraz has been recognised as meeting the standards of excellence required to hold the Barossa Trust Mark.
Origin, Integrity, Quality, Environment and Community.