A Mount Barker based producer who exploits vineyards from all the great regions of Western Australia. Although they make a lot of wine, there is real passion for what they are doing and the results speak for themselves. Experiments with lesser known varieties are often the most interesting.
The best parcels from their Langton vineyard were set aside for this wine before harvest. They were kept separately and monitored throughout the whole process. The goal was to make exceptionally good Mt Barker Shiraz. Plums, pepper, red berries, liquorice. A big mouthfeel and hints of oak, tannin and a touch of acid. Mission accomplished team. Keep this for another 5 years or beyond to tame its youthful characters. Pair it with steak and mushrooms.
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.