Max & Me Boongarrie Vineyard Shiraz Eden Valley 2015 CELLAR RELEASE

$65.00 inc. GST

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Lustrous deep rich red, dark core, medium colour density.
Aroma: Intriguing spice. Sage leaves and red berry fruits, wild cherries, fresh earth, five spice.
Flavour: Lithe, mineral palate, distinctly savoury. Very fine-grained tannin. Delicious and refreshing underlying acid frame. Medium weight but remarkable flavour depth. Greatly rewards a pre-decant to open the aromas.



Wine comments

Max & Me Shiraz 2015 is from our Boongarrie Estate ‘House Block’ Shiraz, a small ironstone-rich block planted in 1998 with cuttings from the old-block Shiraz on Poonawatta Vineyard, a legendary local Eden Valley source block.

Pick date: 5/03/2015. Picking utilised a new technology with significant quality advancement where harvesting was carried out in the cool of night with a Pellenc Selectiv grape destemming and sorting harvester. Fermentation was open-style in grape bins, with pigéage for maceration. A total of 10 days on skins. Elevage and maturation was in fine-grain French oak hogsheads and puncheons (new 30%) for 18 months maturation prior to bottling.

2015 was a very unusual season for us, where the weather conditions the previous spring meant there was a miniscule crop in the vineyard (0.3 T/ac), though the vines were in excellent health throughout the growing season. This incredibly low crop had the effect of amplifying the flavours and aromas from our particular site. Definitely one of our most treasured vintages.

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Additional information

Weight1460 g
Dimensions87 × 87 × 300 mm

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4 reviews for Max & Me Boongarrie Vineyard Shiraz Eden Valley 2015 CELLAR RELEASE

  1. Sarah Lehmann

    Wine Reviews
    – by Grant Dickson –
    fermentAsian Restaurant Wine List, May 2017
    Max & Me | 2015 Boongarrie Vineyard Eden Valley Shiraz
    I love the new breed of Barossa Shiraz, especially examples coming from higher altitude vineyards in Eden Valley. The over-worked formulas based on very ripe fruit and obvious oak are making way for a new approach; an approach that aims to bring a more complete and complex amalgam of aromas and flavours to the table; resulting in wines that have greater energy through the oral cavity, that don’t drag their heels across the furrows of the tongue, or pool heavily in the lower regions of the mouth.
    Phil Lehmann is no stranger to these pages. He has a knack of fashioning wines that pirouette. There’s something of his father’s inventiveness, something of his mother’s eloquence and something of his wife Sarah’s balletic background that makes its way into every bottle.
    This wine is a perfect example, with aromas that suggest a range of fruit (satsuma, mulberry), spice (nutmeg, star anise), eucalyptus and Linke’s mettwurst. These segue into palate that bristles with energy, spawning flavours of blood plum, five spice, soy and hibiscus.
    Beyond merely delicious, this provides an exciting sensual experience as it rushes along the length of one’s tongue!

  2. Sarah Lehmann

    Evolving On Tradition
    – by Dave Brookes –
    The Adelaide Review, Food & Drink, March 2017 pp.50
    Max & Me | 2015 Boongarrie Vineyard Eden Valley Shiraz | RRP $60
    This little beauty is the work of Phil and Sarah Lehmann from their own property in the Central Range of the Eden Valley. Phil, the youngest son of Margaret and Peter Lehmann, obviously has wine in his veins and a deep connection to the Barossa. This particular wine from Phil and Sarah’s lovely property between Keyneton and the Eden Valley township is just a beautiful, pure expression of how good Eden Valley Shiraz can be.
    Phil says he’s coined the term “Central Range” for the area because “we are the middle range of hills in the Eden Valley. You won’t find that term in no fancy book though!” The vineyard is farmed uncertified organic and the 2015 vintage was incredibly low yielding coming in at 0.3t/ac. The wine is fermented in in picking bins and held on skins for 12 days before aging on light lees in a mix of old and new French oak hogsheads and puncheons.
    Bright red/purple in the glass, the aromas show gorgeous purity with a vibrant, perfumed aspect which draws you into the glass. Plum, blueberry, blackberry and the higher tones of mulberry and cranberry all come into focus. There are hints of spice, licorice, earth, jasmine, hoi sin and beautifully judged vanillin French oak. While the aromatic profile is enchanting, it is in the mouth that the wine impresses most, with a bright, floral-flecked fruit entry, great clarity and detail, enviable fruit purity and a bright, mineral drive across the palate.There is a spacious feel to the wine’s shape but the underlying fruit is gorgeously ripe and opulent, never feeling heavy or laboured on the palate, brisk and pulsating with energy. The finish lingers persistently with dark fruit flavours, jasmine, spice and ripe, fine tannin with bright acidity. An exciting new wine.

    ~ Dave Brookes

  3. Sarah Lehmann

    Max&Me Boongarrie Vineyard Shiraz 2015
    Posted on 30 October 2017 by Campbell Mattinson

    Single vineyard shiraz from the Eden/Barossa. All French oak.
    Yes. It’s in an excellent place. Well fruited, well balanced, well styled. Blueberry and plum, graphite and mocha, liquorice. Some gum leaf lift. An array of spices. To smell, to taste, to savour: its has it all covered. Tannin is in the fine print. Just gorgeous.

    Rated : 94 Points
    Alcohol : 14.4%
    Price : $NS
    Closure : Screwcap
    Drink : 2018 – 2028+

  4. Sarah Lehmann

    Max&Me Boongarrie Vineyard Shiraz 2015
    Posted on 15 December 2017 by Huon Hooke
    Deep, youthful red/purple colour, with a slightly minty, herbal overtone to the bouquet. It has good concentration of flavour and a peppery note in the middle, followed by a mass of fleshy tannins. It really fills the mouth. It would profit from a little cellaring. (Winemaker: Philip Lehmann) 15/12/2017
    Rated: 92 Points
    Drink 2019 to 2037

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