2009 Miss Harry
2009 vintage Miss Harry is sourced from traditionally grown vineyards dating back to the late 1800s in the Barossa Valley. The 2009 vintage is a blend of Grenache (50%), Shiraz (40%), Mourvèdre (5%) with the balance equal portions of Cinsault and Carignan. All of these varieties are historically grown in the southern Rhone Valley of France near the Mediterranean, and are normally blended together to make the local wine. These varieties have a natural affinity for the Barossa Valley.
The old deep-rooted Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre perfectly accompany the later-ripening and lower-alcohol Cinsault and Carignan that add a small yet important part to the blend.
The vineyards were picked at optimum maturity, fermented separately on their skins before finishing fermentation and malolactic fermentation in old French barriques then matured in these same barrels for about twelve months without racking. These are our traditional methods that intensify flavour and complexity.
The 2009 Miss Harry continues the success of this beautifully structured, fruit-concentrated red wine that delivers wholeheartedly in a very approachable style.
The colour of 2009 Miss Harry is bright red with a purple hue. The aromas are of ripe strawberry, intense red forest berries and rhubarb with layers of creamy complexity offered by the extended barrel maturation on lees.
The palate is wonderfully full, showing ripe strawberries and red plums, and has a concentrated core of fruit essence with a racy acidity that gives the wine incredible vivacity. The finish is exceptionally long. 2009 Miss Harry is quite an exceptional wine and is absolutely world-class.