Massena The 11th Hour Shiraz 2003

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia

$49.99
Item No. 124834
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP96
  • JH92
Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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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.

Critical Acclaim

"A pre-bottling tank sample of the 2003 Shiraz The Eleventh Hour (100% Shiraz from 60-year-old vines in the Greenock sector) was aged in primarily old French barrels and small foudres. It smells like a flower garden planted among acres of blueberry fields. A dense ruby/purple color and the stunning aromatics are followed by an equally complex, elegant, medium to full-bodied Shiraz with fabulous concentration, great balance, and tremendous purity as well as intensity.
Range: 94-96"
96 Points

"Rich, ripe, plum, prune, blackberry and earth aromas and flavours; tannins and oak well-balanced."
92 Points

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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...

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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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Winemaker's Notes This Shiraz is crafted from 60 year old vines in Greenock sub district of the Barossa Valley. The ...
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