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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
Massena The 11th Hour Shiraz 2005
Massena The 11th Hour Shiraz 2005
(search item no. 91506)
collectible wine
older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $59.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The sixty year old Shiraz vines from Greenock that produced the original wine were ready to be uprooted due to the lack of yields and the reluctance of other companies to pay a premium for this excellent fruit. After repeated requests for access to these grapes, the growers finally decided to stop the bulldozer 'at the eleventh hour' and retain a small area of these vines.
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About Massena:

Massena, a winemaking partnership between Dan Standish and Jaysen Collins, has been producing Barossa wine since the 2000 vintage, concentrating on the traditional values and techniques which have made the wines of this region unique. We have dedicated growers in the North Western Barossa areas of Greenock, Kalimna and Koonunga Hill, providing fruit from dry farmed, low yielding vines up to 120 years of age. Whilst we work mostly with traditional Barossa varieties Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro from these growers, we are also trialling new varieties such as Durif, Barbera, Dolcetto, Roussanne, Saperavi and Tannat.