Single Vineyard Location
Greenock, Barossa Valley
Clay and ironstone
330m above sea level
An enigmatic expression of Barossa Shiraz, its mouth filling, fruit laden mid palate is enhanced by complex flavours of earth, wet stone and hints of leather and spice.
This wine has been matured in 40% new French oak hogsheads for 20 months to further enhance its inherent structure.
A textural wine to be savoured now, or in 10 to 15 years time.
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2019 Edition, page 248. Rating: 93
Sink into a world of licorice and dark chocolate, blackberry and bourbon. It sees all French oak, 33% new, for 20 months and is then bottled unfined and unfiltered. It's warm with alcohol but the tide of flavour rolls in regardless. Grainy, almost earthen, tannin rocks through the finish.
HuonHooke.com, July 2018, Huon Hooke. Rating 93
Very deep red/purple colour with a reserved, oak-tinged, super-ripe fruit aroma and flavour, with hints of prune. It's soft and round, full-bodied and ample, with masses of tannin, which is drying but also supple and not overly intimidating. A whopper!