2009 Vintage

The 2009 vintage saw a welcome return to normal seasonal conditions for the Clare Valley.

In this vintage Gaelic Cemetery offers an outstanding Shiraz.

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GC Premium Shiraz

GC Premium Shiraz

The fruit for this comes from the two oldest blocks of Shiraz on the vineyard. Varying percentages of both blocks make up the Premium depending on the year. Incredibly deep red, almost black in colour, this wine shows all the usual blackberry, star anise and ferrous characters that we have come to expect.

 

 
  

Vintage Notes

Growing Season

The 2009 vintage saw a welcome return to normal seasonal conditions for the Clare Valley. While most of South Eastern Australia was affected by the continuance of a severe drought with crop levels being reduced and devastating bushfires in Victoria creating havoc, thankfully South Australia and the Clare Valley was immune to all this. A mild summer allowed the grapes to ripen quite steadily and develop excellent flavour concentration while retaining good levels of natural acidity. 2009 has the potential to be one of the top 2 or 3 vintages of the last decade.