I have a lot of respect for this winery and a quite fond memories too. A biodynamic outfit in the Hunter Valley’s subregion of Broke-Fordwich. A beautifully set up farm with really great wines.
Smoke, flint, mineral, dark fruits, olives and raspberries, pepper, chocolate. Everything that makes Hunter Shiraz delicious is packed into this glass of wine. It is more mid than full bodied and is savoury and firmly structured, although time in the bottle has softened it somewhat. Drink this from now and pair with game dishes or bitey cheeses.
Hunter Valley – Although it is historically very important to Australia. If you were planting Australia today from scratch you’d never even visit the Hunter. Rain almost every harvest and excessive heat mean hard work. But the results in the bottle show each year. Shiraz and Semillon are particular highlights.
Shiraz/Syrah – A bit of a chameleon, Shiraz can change how it looks depending on terroir and/or wine maker influence. The Syrah based wines of Northern Rhone are dry and austere while the Shiraz of Barossa is rich and fleshy. A variety that lends itself to long aging but can be drunk at any time of its evolution.