Shiraz Langhorne Creek South Australia
Old Adam is the zenith of Langhorne Creek viticulture, it holds a place within the pantheon of great Australian Shiraz. The Willson family established a reputation for excellence, after providing fruit for many of the nation's most memorable vintages and illustrious wines. Old Adam is the pick of the Willson crop, isolated from the finest parcels off the very best blocks, treated to the most fastidious barrel selection. An extremely limited release wine to be cherished and savoured, a most remarkable rendering of new world Shiraz.
Before launching their own label, the Willson family grew grapes which went into Australia's most notable wines. Today, Bremerton are in a unique position to keep all parcels of wine separate from the time of picking through to fermentation and maturation. The most elite quality Shiraz grapes from low yielding vines are fermented in open vats, followed by two years maturation in completely new, extra fine grain American oak barriques. Following a spell of racking, each parcel is assessed and the most outstanding barrels are earmarked for inclusion. Those parcels worthiest of the Old Adam moniker are treated to another year in bottle prior to release, further integrating the oak, tannin and fruit.
Deep scarlet colour. Blueberry and plum bouquet, cardamon and leather, sweetly aromatic spices and mint. Showing intensity of rich fruit flavours and elegant integrated oak, a delicious, impeccably structured and engagingly complex wine. Match with seared scotch fillet or standing rib, venison saddle or braised hare.