The 2001 Charles Melton Shiraz is an intensely concentrated, pure, spicy and rich red wine produced from old vines. Charles found that his Barossa old vine vineyards produce lower yields, and therefore concentrate more energy into fewer berries. All these vineyards are "dry-grown" – a strategy of not irrigating the vines, so they produce intense, concentrated flavors, undiluted by water. The proof is in the bottle.
"...the vines that create these grapes range from 30 to more than 100 years old and the blend includes all the pressings - which by this wines remarkable balance implies just how perfectly ripe Melton got the grapes in 01."
-Wine & Spirits
"...Full-bodied, powerful, and potent, with surprising purity as well as overall symmetry for a wine of its size, it will age for 5-10 years."