Centenarian Single Barrel Reserve Shiraz 2010
The Centenarian takes the concept of a single vineyard wine to a level of detail that represents the absolute pinnacle of the vintage. Produced from the original 1880 Shiraz Vineyard and only made in exemplary vintages, aged in a single fine-grain new French oak barrique for 30 months, bottled unfiltered and allowed to develop for a further 6 years. Released as a mature and distinctive wine, the 300 bottles of the vintage are as unique as they are rare.
Vintages produced – 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.
Poonawatta The Centenarian Shiraz 2010: 97/100 “Deep red colour with brick-red and faint purple tints. The bouquet is sweetly-perfumed, mellow and complex, with sweet spice, raspberry, cranberry sauce nuances, deliciously perfumed and flavoured. The wine is full-bodied, with lashings of very fine, supple tannins that work in brilliantly with the other components of the wine. It is gloriously rich and succulent, with satisfying fruit sweetness, density and fleshy extract. A gorgeous wine. (300 bottles produced. Made from vines planted in 1880, aged in a single barrique for three years.)”