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The Islander Estate Vineyards

2019 Old Rowley

2019 Old Rowley

Made from our low-yielding Grenache and Shiraz bush vines Old Rowley is almost Burgundian in its elegance. A beautiful, medium bodied wine which is about freshness rather than power, beguiling the drinker with its supple raspberry and boysenberry flavours. Fresh and soft with lifted florals gently taming the vanillin oak and clove notes, this is truly a charmer of a wine. 

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Shiraz Grenache
Appellation
Kangaroo Island
Vineyard Designation
Jumbuck
Harvest Date
Apr-18
Aging
Drink to 2032
Bottling Date
Dec-18
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Enthusiast
90
James Halliday
95
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Halliday Wine Companion Magazine Aug/Sept 2020: "A brilliant purple sheen is an enticing introduction to this smart, young Shiraz grenache. Softness is the key here together with a discreet, still-emerging personality. It has a way to go. Pepper, spice, blackberries & red earth aromas. Deliciously ripe palate with dark cherry, black fruits & grenache violets & confection. Tanins are firm. Bottle age is a must. Drink to 2032." Wine Enthusiast: Sultry on the nose, with graphite and game dominating the blackberry undertones, the palate follows in the same vein. This is definitely one to decant. The palate opens up with time in the glass. Black plums, Dr. Pepper soda and dried wildflowers create a whirlwind of flavor with a solid caramel tone on the medium finish. That finish is also just a touch warm, but if the wine is served at cellar temperature, it will be fine with a hearty meal. The midpalate is a bit cherubesque, but it is nicely framed by sassy acidity and sculpted tannins. Drink now–2024.
Ratings
95/100 2021 Halliday Australian Wine Companion 90/100 Wine Enthusiast NY