The Barossa Valley is world-famous for concentrated styles of Shiraz. Bogan Shiraz is well known to be a quintessential, full-bodied style of Shiraz. The two Shiraz vineyards from which this wine is sourced complement each other well – The Marananga block provides intense, old vine produce with particular “blue fruit” offerings. The Nuriootpa block provides more “black fruits.” Winner of Australia’s Best Shiraz, Great Australian Shiraz Challenge. Eyes: Deep dark red to black with an amazing purple hue Nose: Aromas of blackberry and white pepper with hints of spice, as you would expect from good use of oak Mouth: From the first mouthful it’s a flavour bomb, with its sweet black fruit in the front through to the seductive French oak on the very back of the palate. This, along with its silky tannins, should leave one very satisfied indeed. Body: Full
The Stonehorse wines are full of character like the teams of Clydesdale horses that used to work the heavy clay soil at the Kaesler vineyard, long before tractors were invented. An assemblage of estate vineyards ranging in age from 15 to 45 years in age. Hand picked, 10 days skin contact and racking twice per day. Maturation in 4 year old French oak for 15 months
A rich and vibrant fruit driven front palate layered with plums, blackberry and red cherry that lead into a smooth mid palate of crème brûlée, dark chocolate and hints roasted coffee bean. Lively grape tannins provide structure and focus from start to finish. Fruit richness and a luscious mid-palate is the hallmark of this wine style, with sympathetic and balanced oak completing the traditional Shiraz flavour and structural profile.