Trophy – Best Single Vineyard Shiraz – McLaren Vale Wine Show
96 Points James Halliday
Planted in 1892 the vineyard is amongst the oldest in the region, indeed in Australia. Situated at the back of the Old Hut Block, the Shiraz is on original rootstock grown in grey loams over old river clay with underlying limestone. The vineyard lies at the southern end of the McLaren Vale strip and contains some of the best soils in the district, evidenced in the wines year after year. The essential element in the making of Centurion is the critical quality selection of the fruit from the 1892 plantings that form the backbone of this wine.