Superb Barossa Valley
Bengalee Barossa Valley Shiraz 2013
Region: Barossa Valley
Benjamin Parker the winemaker was in full flight when making the 2013’s and the series of wines we have released rate very highly and have a long life. For a vintage to become a good vintage the wine must have the substance to improve with age.
Finally only time sorts out the ranking and if say six vintages in a decade are rated as good, qualities which are initially difficult to assess finally pull them apart as the time in bottle mounts.
For example the 1995 and 1996 Barossa vintages were neck and neck for a decade but are now wide apart as the 1995 loses its gallop. Still most who have the advantage of a cellar take to long to drink the good things as all vintages peak.
In a good cellar the slide is slow but please keep a close eye on your stocks. We have given this Bengalee every chance for a long life but the best policy is still to try one every other year and after six years drink at the rate of one a year.