2020 Lost Penny
1891 Penny
Shiraz

$65.00

The name Lost Penny was born after we received a huge surprise when we found an old coin in our vineyard. After many years of being in the dirt, the first coin we found was an 1891 Penny. It amazes us how we could still read the date on the coin after so many years of hiding underground. It was only fitting that we would name this extraordinary wine in honour of the year in which the first coin helped shape our new adventure.

Reviews

Deep to opaque ruby-red core. A nose of blackberry jam, chocolate and vanilla bean. Big and rich. Loaded with jammy black fruits and oak-driven chocolate and vanilla notes. The tannins are present but are not bold enough to balance the onslaught of ripeness. The intensity does offer some length, but it is out of focus and quite warm at the finish from the alcohol.

86 Points
Stuart Knock – The Real Review

2019 Vintage Reviews

Deep, dark ruby core, slightly faded into the rim. A nose of dark chocolate, wood shavings and confit black fruits. The palate is big and rich, layered oak spice with concentrated fruits abound. The tannins are hidden by the fruit’s exuberance but do dry the finish giving clarity and contrast. The alcohol is warm but sits in harmony with the context of this wine. Drink in winter with a large cut of red meat.

– 90 Points
Stuart Knock – The Real Review

Old-vine northern Barossa shiraz from Nick and Carol Riebke in Ebenezer. Matured 18 months in new French oak. Plenty of stuffing here, with deep-set plum and black fruits acting as the canvas for an array of spice, espresso and chocolate highlights. Big boned and powerful with a dark, broody gait across the tongue, fresh acidity and commanding finish.

– 90 Points
Dave Brookes – Halliday Wine Companion

Tasting Note

Alcohol

15 % vol

Barrel Maturation

Matured in French oak barrel for 18 months.

Vintage Notes

The growing season for the 2020 vintage started dry and continued that way. Much of the rainfall was below average for all the months. The 2019 calendar year was the driest on record for the Nuriootpa weather station. With the extreme weather conditions through November and into December saw below average bunch size and smaller than normal berry size. The flavours and colours and overall quality is exceptional.

Winemaker’s Notes

Colour: Dark deep red with a garnet core
Nose: Rich dark red fruits with intense sweet oak
Palate: A full and complex structure with mouth filling intense black fruits. Rich sweet oak spice giving a round, full and complex structure.
Overall this wine is still young and with careful cellaring it has the capacity to develop further complex flavours. The 2020 Lost Penny 1891 Penny Shiraz has an overall full intense nose and palate with an elegant rich structure built around mouth filling berry characters.

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