五號精選 - Massena The Eleventh Hour Shiraz 2005 馬塞納 最後一刻 老藤施赫（旗艦酒）
產區：澳洲 Barossa Valley
全名：Massena The Eleventh Hour Shiraz
中文：馬塞納 最後一刻 老藤施赫（旗艦酒）
精選Greenock區的60年Shiraz老藤所釀，這些老藤由於產量低，原本已經計畫剷除種植新的葡萄樹，但酒莊主人在最後一刻改變了心意，轉而將這批老樹藤搶救下並釀了這款酒，英文The Eleventh Hour便是形容那『最後一刻』搶救的驚險。
The sixty year old Shiraz vines from Greenock that produced this wine were ready to be uprooted due to the lack of yields and the reluctance of other companies to pay extra for this excellent fruit. After our repeated requests for access to these grapes, at 'the eleventh hour' our growers decided to stop the bulldozer and retain a small area of these vines.
THE ELEVENTH HOUR HAS A SAVOURY, RUSTIC PERSONALITY WHICH GIVES THE WINE AN EXTRA DIMENSION AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE. AROMA'S OF BLACK RASPBERRIES, CREME DE CASSIS AND COAL ARE ACCOMPANIED BY NOTES OF DRIED MEATS, PROVENCALE HERBS AND MIXED SPICE. A SILKEN TEXTURE AND VELVET CLOAK OF RIPE TANNINS MAKE THIS WINE PERFECT FOR A COOL WINTERS EVENING WITH A HEARTY SERVE OF CASSOULET. FOR THOSE RHONE RANGERS, THINK A WARM SEASON IN CORNAS MEETS MAXIME GRAILLOT’S CROZES-HERMITAGE FROM DOMAINE DE LISES.
Robert Parker：96 points
From 60- to 100-year old vines that were saved from the bulldozer during the infamous Barossa “vine pull” (hence the name), the 2005 Shiraz 11th Hour was cropped at .5 tons of fruit per acre, and aged in 100% French oak, of which 5% was new. Sweet, pure aromas of blackberries, blueberries, crushed pepper, and flowers jump from the glass of this inky/purple-colored Shiraz. As one might expect from such tiny yields, it is a wine of great intensity, massive body, and tremendous purity, definition, and length. While still primary, it gives all the indications of being a modern day classic that should last and improve for 15-20 years.