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PUNTERS CORNER Spartacus Reserve 2005

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Spartacus Reserve Spartacus Reserve

PUNTERS CORNER Spartacus Reserve 2005

PUNTERS CORNER Spartacus Reserve Shiraz, Coonawarra
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PUNTERS CORNER Spartacus Reserve Shiraz, Coonawarra
  • Style: Red
  • Vintage: 2005
  • Region: Coonawarra
  • Code: PCSRS
  • Varietal: Shiraz
  • Country: Australia

Region Coonawarra

Coonawarra

The first vines were planted in Coonawarra by John Riddoch in 1890, however it was not until the renewed interest in table wine production in the 1950's that Coonawarra was brought into the limelight. Located almost 380 km southeast of Adelaide, Coonawarra is today one of the most famous red wine regions in Australia. Its weathered limestone terra rossa soils, avaibility of water and relatively cool maritime climate make it a unique viticultural region. Extremely flat and unprotected, Coonawarra is exposed both to the swinging influences of the cool Great Southern Ocean and hot, dry northerly winds. Spring frosts also pose a major threat with the potential to wipe out entire crops. Mechanical harvesting is widely employed in the region although smaller producers prefer to tend their vines by hand. Coonawarra is best known for classically-styled Cabernet Sauvignon, although in good years, Shiraz from the region is also very compelling.

Winery PUNTERS CORNER

Langton’s Selections Punters Corner Spartacus Reserve Shiraz, Punters Corner Sovereign Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Punters Corner was established in 1988. The vineyards are located on classic terra rossa soils and the fruit was originally sold to local producers. However in 1996 Balnaves established a winery with Peter Bissell, one of Coonawarra’s great winemakers and a recipient of Gourmet Traveller’s Winemaker of the year. In 2001 the 2000 Punters Corner Spartacus Reserve Shiraz won the coveted Jimmy Watson trophy. The Punters Corner wines are not mainstream secondary market material, but they always represent very good value when they appear. The Triple Crown is a juicy Cabernet Shiraz Merlot and made for early drinking. The Sovereign Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is aged for 18 months in new Alliers barriques. The wine has plenty of volume and richness but needs a bit of age to unfold. The Spartacus Reserve Shiraz, which derives from the original V&A Vineyard, is barrel ferm
Langton’s Selections Punters Corner Spartacus Reserve Shiraz, Punters Corner Sovereign Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Punters Corner was established in 1988. The vineyards are located on classic terra rossa soils and the fruit was originally sold to local producers. However in 1996 Balnaves established a winery with Peter Bissell, one of Coonawarra’s great winemakers and a recipient of Gourmet Traveller’s Winemaker of the year. In 2001 the 2000 Punters Corner Spartacus Reserve Shiraz won the coveted Jimmy Watson trophy. The Punters Corner wines are not mainstream secondary market material, but they always represent very good value when they appear. The Triple Crown is a juicy Cabernet Shiraz Merlot and made for early drinking. The Sovereign Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is aged for 18 months in new Alliers barriques. The wine has plenty of volume and richness but needs a bit of age to unfold. The Spartacus Reserve Shiraz, which derives from the original V&A Vineyard, is barrel fermented in American Hogsheads. It’s a very aromatic, meaty style with espresso/ chocolaty fruit and ripe chocolaty tannins. The standard Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are very pleasing wines and generally great value. Track record on the secondary wine market is not firmly established but these are all decent, honest wines made by a bloody good winemaker. Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's
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