PPB Premium Private Bin 84 Barossa Valley Shiraz Grenache 2015
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
This PPB is number five of the premium reds which are at long last being bottled. They were too good to just blend away into our cheaper wines which is what we have done for years. The winemakers notes simple say ‘silky smooth’. The blend is 90% Shiraz and 10% grenache. Getting the right ratio is the hard part.
Grenache is a remarkable variety and we have offered a range since 2005, though I can say our enthusiasm for the variety is greater than that of customers. This blend was made to the standard of Karrawirra and Bengalee but the winemaker got cold feet and pulled back.
This then becomes number 5 of the 10 or so tiny amounts which have been stored as they are deemed as too precious to just dissolve away by adding to cheaper wines. Something had to be done to ‘clean-up’ and bottling these small amounts is one reason we purchased a micro-bottling machine. Limit one per order.