Rich aromas of plum and dark cherries with hints of sweet tobacco and star anise. The palate is dense and structured with fruit intensity and a lingering spicy finish. Made in limited quantities, our Grazioso wine can be enjoyed now or cellared for twenty years.
We select the best parcels of grapes from mature vineyards in the Barossa Valley to make this elegant and balanced Shiraz. The yields are low to maximise fruit intensity and the higher elevation of the carefully chosen sites ensures a long and slow ripening period.
The grapes were carefully sorted, destemmed and fermented on skins for two weeks. The wines were then aged in French oak hogsheads for 14 months before blending and bottling.
Here we have a five year old Barossa Shiraz that is still youthful and clearly has potential to drink well over the medium term. It is a deep ruby colour and is a modern, fruit forward style with lashings of fruitcake, licorice, blackberry and baked earth fruits supported by coconut and vanilla scented oak influences. Big and bold on the palate, there is plush and fleshy fruit underpinned by significant tannins with some aged, earthy complexity. This Barossan will win many fans over the next five years.
- Angus Hughson
Sam Kim - 97 Points
This substantial offering exhibits dark fruit richness with vanillin oak, cake spice, potpourri and chocolate tart aromas on the nose, followed by an immensely powerful palate that’s dense and plush. The wine displays outstanding depth and complexity, finishing magnificently long and symphonic. At its best: now to 2035.