Processing Your Order...

New Customers Save $30 off $100+* with code OCTNEW30

New Customers Save $30* with code OCTNEW30

*New customers only. Order must be placed by 10/31/2017. The $30 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, or StewardShip membership fees. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Due to state regulations, we cannot ship wine to California

Leasingham Bin 61 Shiraz 2003

Syrah/Shiraz from Clare Valley, Australia
  • JH90
  • JH93
  • W&S90
  • WE90
  • W&S90
  • WS90
All Vintages
Ships Wed, Oct 25
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
Currently Unavailable $22.99
Try the
22 99
22 99
Save $0.00 (0%)
Add to Cart
1
0 Ratings
Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Rate for better recommendations
0 Ratings

Winemaker Notes

Leasingham has historically been recognized for its production of high quality red wine and Leasingham Bin 61 Shiraz represents true regionality and value in the red wine market. With all the hallmarks of the Clare Valley and Leasingham style this wine displays sweet fruit concentration and boldness of structure. The 2003 vintage provided a warm ripening period, resulting in the production of intense berry fruits and bold, fine tannins.

Deep ruby red with purple hues and brilliant clarity, and a bouquet that displays intense spice, chocolate and coffee. The palate shows intense ripe blueberry and raspberry characters with layers of dark chocolate and mocha in the mid palate and a clean, lingering spicy finish. This wine is a Clare Valley Shiraz that shows all the hallmark characters of a warm year in the valley with soft, elegant tannnins in abundance. A great wine to drink now and/or cellar for the next decade.

Food suggestion: Enjoy with suckling pig and salt bush lamb.

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
JH 90
Australian Wine Companion

View More
Leasingham

Leasingham

View all wine
Leasingham, , Australia
Leasingham
Originally there were four pioneers : J.H. (Joseph) Knappstein, a merchant, Dr O. Wein-Smith, a medical practitioner of Clare, Magnus Badger, a solicitor, and John Cristion, who was a brewer of note. Alfred Basedow was employed as a General Manager and Winemaker, having learned the craft of winemaking in Europe. The name Stanley was chosen to identify the company with the local electoral district of Stanley. By 1912, Joseph Knappstein, one of the most enterprising men of his time in South Australia, had bought out the interests of the other three founders and gained control of the company.

The Leasingham winery was acquired by The Hardy Wine Company in January 1988, when a major upgrade of vineyards, winery, tourism and promotional facilities was begun. Subsequently that year the Clarevale Co-operative was integrated giving access to further premium fruit. Today the name Leasingham is reserved for premium wines only. The Stanley name continues on a range of wine casks produced at the Buronga winery

Champagne

View all wine

Associated with luxury, celebration, and romance, Champagne is home to the world’s most prized sparkling wine. In order to be labeled ‘Champagne’ within the EU and many New World countries, a wine must originate in this northeastern region of France and adhere to strict quality standards. Made up of the three towns Reims, Épernay, and Aÿ, it was here that the traditional method of sparkling wine production was both invented and perfected, birthing a winemaking technique as well as a flavor profile that is now emulated worldwide. Well-drained limestone chalk soil defines much of the region, lending a mineral component to the wines. The climate here is marginal—ample acidity is a requirement for sparkling wine, so overripe grapes are to be avoided. Weather differences from year to year create significant variation between vintages, and in order to maintain a consistent house style, non-vintage cuvées are produced annually from a blend of several years.

With nearly negligible exceptions, three varieties are permitted for use in Champagne: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. These can be blended together or bottled varietally, depending on the final style of wine desired. Chardonnay, the only white variety, contributes freshness, delicacy, and elegance, as well as bright and lively acidity and notes of citrus, orchard fruit, and white flowers. Pinot Noir and its relative Pinot Meunier provide the backbone to many blends, adding structure, body, and supple red fruit flavors. Wines with a large proportion of Pinot Meunier will be ready to drink earlier, while Pinot Noir contributes to longevity. Whether it is white or rosé, most Champagne is made from a blend of red and white grapes—and uniquely, rosé is often produce by blending together red and white wine. A Champagne made exclusively from Chardonnay will be labeled as ‘blanc de blancs,’ while one comprised of only red grapes are called ‘blanc de noirs.’

YNG161626_2003 Item# 88485

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now