A barrel cull of the all the Shiraz that does not make it into the other wines, though that sells it short.
Unusual sophistication at this price point for a Barossa Shiraz. It’s not an ooze monster, not at all. It’s fine and spicy, almost bony in structure with firm grainy tannin, blueberry and floral/apricot perfume, pan juices and crisp cut of acidity.
Finish is dry, meaty and spicy, with a vapour trail of sweet blue fruit. Likely better again with another year in bottle.
Rated : 92 Points_Gary Walsh
Tasted : Jun16
Alcohol : 14%
Closure : Screwcap