Rosemount

2008 Rosemount Balmoral Syrah

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2008 Rosemount Balmoral Syrah
2008 Rosemount Balmoral Syrah
2008 Rosemount Balmoral Syrah
2008 Rosemount Balmoral Syrah
2008 Rosemount Balmoral Syrah
2008 Rosemount Balmoral Syrah
A Collectors Item! Rosemount Estate’s Balmoral Syrah has always been a varietal masterpiece – a credit to the great Shiraz vines of McLaren Vale. Sitting at the very top of the Rosemount Estate family tree, Balmoral has achieved both local and international success: winning both a Trophy and a Gold medal at the coveted Decanter World Wine Awards in 2011 and again in 2012 and receiving 90+ points in the notable US Wine Spectator across multiple Balmoral vintages.

While its origins have – and always will be – in McLaren Vale, the distinctive Balmoral style pays tribute to the Shiraz wines of the Rhone Valley and the Mediterranean – hence the traditional French name ‘Syrah.’

Tasting Note

Very ripe plums, mint, generous yet elegant body with a powerful length and earthy tannins. Rich, round - excellent. 

Vineyards

Predominantly sourced from the McLaren Vale sub-region of Seaview, this wine is made from premium parcels from carefully selected vineyards (ranging from 50 to 100 years old) that produce tiny quantities of exceptional fruit. The result is a wine that delivers intense depth of flavour, superb length and fine acidity with a soft, velvety tannin structure.

Winery

Rosemount Estate has established itself, in a little over thirty years, as one of Australia's leading wineries, producing a selection of fine wines that reflect the riches of the Australian climate and the winemaking team’s constant dedication to wine quality, innovation and style. 

Ratings

Trophy Winner at the 2011 Decanter World Wine Awards for the 2008 Rosemount Balmoral Syrah for the best Red Rhone Varietal over ten pounds.

Decanter - Very ripe plums and mint on the nose. Generous yet elegant body with a powerful length and earthy tannins. Rich, round and excellent.

James Halliday - Deep purple-crimson; if ever a wine has deserved the term 'velvety', this is it. Luscious black fruits are wrapped in a soft cocoon of new French and American oak, the ripe and round tannins pushed into the background.

AWARDS Winery Rosemount Estate Australia:
2003 INTERNATIONAL WINERY OF THE YEAR - Wine & Spirits Magazine
2002 JIMMY WATSON TROPHY - Royal Melbourne Wine Show Australia
2000 WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR - Wine & Spirits Competition London
1992 BOB OATLEY Graham Gregory Trophy - Wine Industry New South Wales
1986 WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR - Wine & Spirits Competition London
1983 FIRST AUSTRALIAN WINERY WINDS DOUBLE GOLD - London International Wine & Spirits Challenge

Specifications

Year 2008
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Shiraz / Syrah
Country Australia
Alcohol content
15% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per bottle 11.2 units
Type Red Wine
Food Matching
Great with intense flavours, such as BBQ pork or pepper steak
Cellaring Potential 2027
Allergen Information Contains Suphites
Origin McLaren Vale South Australia
Appellation McLaren Vale