A seductive bouquet, showing fresh brambly fruit with a menthol lift. Big, very-fine, dusty tannins need time to integrate but the deep, pure, fruit has enough power to kick through. Liquorice, chocolate and black plum flavours finish with terrific length and persistence. A muscular-weight wine its tight and demands time.
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