As the name suggests, the grapes for this stellar wine are sourced only from the finest old Barossa fruit (150 year old vines). For more than 20 years proprietor Carl Lindner has not wavered in his passion for old vines and his desire to enhance the character and heritage of the Barossa region. Only a few, very special, old vine gardens remain, and consequently production can never be on a grand scale because of their very low yields.
Robert Parker Jr. comments on the 2001 BOVC (96 points of 100)
The debut release from proprietor Carl Lindner, this 2001 is produced from 150-year-old Shiraz vines, and aged in 100% new American oak. This sensational effort boasts a saturated inky/purple color in addition to aromas of roasted scorched earth intermingled with blackberry liqueur, new saddle leather, and spice box. Dense, full-bodied, thick, and viscous, this incredible old vine shiraz should drink well young, yet last for two decades.