The wine delivers classical regional characters of dense, spicy blueberry fruit and savoury pan jus. Hints of liquorice, plum, and all-spice all delicately interwoven.
A fine-grained tannin structure and depth of flavour all show that this wine has incredible future ahead of it.
The hand-picked grapes were destemmed, but not crushed, and spent seven days on their skins in open fermenters with hand-plunging four times daily to gently extract colour, flavours and tannins. This was followed by careful basket pressing followed 24 months' maturation in our cellars in a combination of French and American oak (20% New).
The Barossa is home to some of the world's oldest ungrafted Shiraz vines and the grapes for this wine come from just two small vineyards in the Eden (Alluvial sand texture contrast soil over red brown clay) and Nuriootpa (Red brown clay loam with alkaline subsoil) sub-regions.
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2019
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Review by: China Wine and Spirits Awards 2019
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Review by: James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2020
Review by: Huon Hooke, The Real Review
Review by: Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com