2015 'Glory' Yarra Valley One Block

Grapes Shiraz
Colour Red
Origin Australia, Victoria
District Yarra Valley
ABV 14%

'Museum Release in 2021.' Whiff of some development and age, but still super fresh. This is loaded with crushed stones, blueberries and blueberry skin tannin scrub. Freeze-dried purple fruit.. heady savoury undergrowth and 'maquis' like notes too. Great weight and flow though. A big boy, rightfully labelled as Shiraz - yet mellowed by age.. smart stuff. There is a sophisticated polish here to all the wines. 40% Whole bunch is used here. 35 days on skins. L&S (Apr 2021)

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The 鈥楪lory鈥 part of the vineyard located in Seville East was planted in 1998 to shiraz, on its own rootstock. It sits about 100m above sea level on a very slight south-west facing slope. With a clay loam top soil, it is supported by heavy clay subsoil. 40% Whole bunch is used here. 35 days on skins. Hand plunged. Pressed off to a mixture of old oak and one new French 300L barrel. No added sulphur and only 40ppm at bottling. Bottled unfined & unfiltered in July 2016. Released in 2021 as part of the Museum releases from JaydenWinemaker's notes (Mar 2021)

It鈥檚 classy, and the fruit fully reflects the quality of the 鈥15 Yarra Valley vintageJames Halliday - (Apr 2018)

One Block

Winemaker Jayden and partner Morgan Ong set out their goals thus: "Our wines unashamedly reflect the year and the site that the fruit was grown and harvested. The highs, the lows and the guiding hand of our wine making philosophy. There is nothing for us to hide; our ambition is not to strive for a 鈥榩erfect wine鈥, instead balance is the cornerstone of our offering. We believe our wines will express their own alluring character."

Jayden, who was not from a wine growing family, had to start somewhere, and did so by buying grapes from single blocks (hence the 'One Block' label) which he supervises though the year - "Single block, single vineyard wines. I have the same rows in those vineyards each year, and good control over spray regimes, but I do not own them. However, I am now in the position where some of these farmers are now selling the fruit from their 鈥榟ome鈥 blocks to me as they love the wines I make from their vineyards."

Jayden also makes wines from his own vineyards, under the 'Jayden Ong' label, and buys other fruit not strictly from 'one block' to make other wines under the 'La Maison de Ong' label - just as much worth looking for.

There is not much to add to this other than that Jayden is clearly already an astonishingly accomplished winemaker with experience all over the world, and it is a long time since we got this excited about a set of wines from Australia. A 'must try'.

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