Bannockburn Douglas

Bannockburn Douglas 2014

Geelong, Victoria   |    750ml   |    13.5%
Bannockburn Vineyards was established by the late Stuart Hooper in 1974; his vision was to create a vineyard which would produce Australian wine of a quality to emulate the great wines of France, in particular top-line Burgundies. Bannockburn continues to realise Hooper's vision under winemaker Matthew Holmes who commenced making wine at Bannockburn in 2015.

Bannockburn's Douglas is a red blend designed to reflect the unique philosophy of Bannockburn and the unique conditions that prevailed throughout the vintage. Always an eclectic blend; the 2014 Douglas is made up of Shiraz (65%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%), Pinot noir (10%) and Merlot (5%), which are all grown at Bannockburn's own vineyards. This is a wine of enormous personality and presence; packed with dense flavours of cassis, black olives and liquorice, with an underlying savouriness and spice. A unique wine that's likely to polarise opinions - however that's probably what it's intended to do.

"Bannockburn’s Douglas red blend is always an interesting wine. This release from 2014 is a blend of shiraz (65%), cabernet sauvignon (20%), pinot noir (10%) and merlot (5%). This 2014 will polarise even more than previous releases. It’s truffly and spicy, tomato bush-y and cherried. There are blackcurrant notes, game influences, herb and floral nuances. The whole box and dice, basically. Truffle notes in wine either make you swoon, or make you recoil. Some days I do the former, most days I do the latter. This wine remains juicy throughout, lively even, and seems coltish as a three-year-old, though the tannin has a slight drying aspect. It’s a conversation starter: never a bad thing. Rated: 89 Points Tasted: Sep18 Alcohol: 13.5% Price: $30 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2018 - 2024+" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

Availability: In stock

$29.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Bannockburn Vineyards is located 25 kms north-west of Geelong, along the Midland Highway, just outside the township of Bannockburn.

All Bannockburn wines are produced from estate-grown fruit off our 27 hectares of vines. Situated on 3 separate sites, the vineyard soil profile ranges from black brown volcanic loam to dense clay sitting on a limestone base, and are generally of low fertility. The first vineyard was planted in 1974 with subsequent plantings during the early 1980’s, making them among the oldest in the Geelong region.

The average rainfall of 600mm. occurs mainly in winter and spring, although with the affect of the ongoing drought has been considerably lower and the rainfall is consistently much lower than neighbouring wine growing regions such as Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula.

The maritime influence over our weather ensures mild temperatures and long sunshine hours. It is normal to experience a pattern of stable, dry and low humidity conditions over the grape growing season from budburst in mid September through to the end of harvest in late April, thus allowing for a mild, extended ripening period and ideal conditions for producing healthy fruit and gradual flavour development in the grapes.

All the established vineyards are dry-grown, this along with poor soil fertility, low rainfall, close-plantings and strong prevailing winds make for a tough growing environment that naturally restricts yields. These are the conditions that make up the terroir from which our unique wine flavours and wine structure are derived.
6
Victoria
Geelong
750
13.5
Bannockburn's Douglas is a red blend designed to reflect the unique philosophy of Bannockburn and the unique conditions that prevailed throughout the vintage. Always an eclectic blend; the 2014 Douglas is made up of Shiraz (65%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%), Pinot noir (10%) and Merlot (5%), which are all grown at Bannockburn's own vineyards. This is a wine of enormous personality and presence; packed with dense flavours of cassis, black olives and liquorice, with an underlying savouriness and spice. A unique wine that's likely to polarise opinions - however that's probably what it's intended to do.

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