Baileys of Glenrowan

2003 Baileys of Glenrowan 1904 Block Shiraz

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2003 Baileys of Glenrowan 1904 Block Shiraz

These are limited release wines – only 6 tonnes comes off the 1904 Block. 

Tasting Notes

Baileys of Glenrowan was one of the original pioneers of wine production in North-East Victoria and produced its first vintage in 1870. Since this time Baileys has become renowned for consistently producing intensely flavoured rich wines. Richard Bailey, the founder of Baileys of Glenrowan, brought his family to Australia in the 1850s. The family moved to North Eastern Victoria in the 1860s and Varley Bailey, Richard’s son, made the first Baileys wine in 1870. Since this time, the region has become world-renowned for its premium red and fortified wines. Baileys of Glenrowan continues to be recognised today as a world-class producer of full-flavoured red and luscious fortified wines. The fruit was sourced from the premium vineyards located at Glenrowan in the North-East of Victoria. The vines were all carefully pruned and monitored to ensure a balanced crop level.

Unfortunately, the winery nor Vino Fandango can find a copy of the tasting notes for this vintage as this time. However according to the Cellar Door Manager, the 2003 vintage should be drinking well now.

Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's

Langton’s Selections Bailey’s 1904 Block Shiraz, Bailey’s 1920s Block Shiraz Bailey’s at Glenrowan is located in classic bushranger country. The land around Glenrowan in Victoria is known as Kelly Country, named after Ned Kelly and his gang who roamed the area. Richard Bailey, a merchant who supplied goods to gold miners, purchased the property in 1853. The first wine was made in 1870.

The district is best known for its fortified wines. However, Bailey’s produces a robust, well-focused, single-vineyard 1904 and 1920s Block Shirazes. These are limited release wines – only 6 tonnes comes off the 1904 Block. The wines are made in traditional open fermenters and matured in a combination of American and French oak. The overall profiles of these wines make them ideal secondary market staples, though they have yet to perform. Maybe that’s a good thing because they are bloody good value for those who cannot be bothered or cannot afford to be caught up in Robert Parker Jr.’s skewed enthusiasm. "

Please Note

A collector's item! We believe this wine to be wonderful - however, as with all aged wines, it comes with a 'Buyers be aware' clause, and some labels may not be perfect. If you have any queries, please just drop us an email or give us a call!

Specifications

Year 2003
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Shiraz 
Country Australia
Alcohol content
14% ABV
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.5 units
Type Red Wine
Cellaring Potential 2020
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Origin Rutherglen
Appellation Victoria