A uniquely Barossan expression of these two grape varieties, with ample wood framing smoked meat, tobacco and prune notes. It’s full-bodied and richly textured, with the oak seeming to stand apart from the body of the wine just a little bit. Drink now–2018.
Shows off the soft, supple mouthfeel that Barossa Shiraz is capable of achieving, anchoring it with bold flavors of black cherries, dried spices and hints of cracked pepper. Lingering notes of spice and warmth mark the finish. So creamy in texture, it begs to be consumed now.
A solid effort, this Shiraz-Viognier blend offers up raspberry and strawberry scents punctuated by more pungent notes of road tar, licorice, cola and black olive. It’s full-bodied, powered by its 15% alcohol, yet could use a richer, thicker texture. Drink now to 2011.
With 75% Shiraz, 22% Cabernet Franc and 3% Viognier, this wine stands out in a crowd. We get your expected plum and pepper notes from the Shiraz, but there are also elegant notes of cherry juice, pipe tobacco and tomato leaf along with a surprisingly firm acidity given the high level of ripeness. Tame tannins and leather notes come through on the finish. Drink now…