2010 Amadio 'Misura' 800 Shiraz Barossa Valley
Gorgeous blackberry, black cherry and white pepper complimented by chocolate and mocha coffee overtones. The complexity of fruit is matched with tannin of the finest grain and a mouth feel that words simply cannot describe.
The Misura 800 can be described as near perfect. Misura, meaning 'measurement' reflects the precise methods used in the process from vine to bottle to produce this great wine. Hand-picked from selected A-grade vineyards with low yielding Shiraz vines in South Australia, this wine is fermented in new American and French Oak barrels for a period of 18 months. A second term of oak maturation of up to 6 months in two year old oak is used to finely balance the rich fruits and great depth of this wine. To ensure further quality control whilst in bottle, it is carefully cellared under optimum wine conditions before being hand wrapped and laid down to mature in its hand crafted wooden box. The Misura 800 will develop further complexity and softness for up to 15 years.
- Gold Medal - 2011 awc Vienna International Wine Challenge
- Stunning. 94+++ points now, more as it matures. Philip White, January 27, 2011 - "Drinkster.com", rated the World's No. 2 wine blog by The New York Times
- 94/100 - 2012 James Halliday Wine Companion