A long standing partnership between UK wine merchant Noel Young and one of my favourite winemakers: Rolf Binder. The wines are sourced from outstanding vineyards all over the Valley and made with Rolf’s skilled hands. The wines are silky, full flavoured and amazing value. The Sack Shiraz is one delicious wine for the money.
Dark fruited, black pepper, spice and leather. The silky mid palate and lingering flavours are heaven. With a few more years in the bottle this wine will soften out and be as close to perfection as possible. I’d serve this with roast beef with plenty of pepper.
One of the major wine regions or Australia. Known for making great Shiraz by any standard as well as Grenache, Mataro, Semillon and much more. There has been a lot of work finding the sub-regions that excel for each style and variety planted.
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.