The fruit for this iconic wine is handpicked from the Filsell vineyard, where the vines are nearing 100 years old. Smaller parcels are also sourced from even older premium vines in the Barossa to add further complexity to the wine. The age of these vines means Meshach is made from fruit with tremendous concentration and intensity.
The 2009 Meshach shows typical depth of colour, deep red with a vibrant purple hue. The nose is full of enticing, lifted aromas of blackberry and blueberry fruits, oriental spice, liquorice, vanilla bean and dark chocolate.
The palate is rich and concentrated with characteristic blackberries and sweet savoury spices, crushed herbs, cedar and spicy plum. Concentrated, yet elegantly balanced the mid palate weight has a richness of fruit with powerful silky tannin structure, excellent length and depth.
As with previous vintages, the elegant 2009 vintage should be enjoyed on special occasions and will appeal to the collector in you and allows you to cellar confidently for 20 years or more.
96 GOLD POINTS - Halliday 2021 "Still in the first flush of full-bodied youth, overflowing with black fruits, spice, tobacco, bramble, earth and licorice - just to start with, then there is the bedrock of ripe tannins and the doona of quality oak. Certainly from the full-bodied, big end of town, but you can't deny its quality, nor the skill of Craig Stansborough."