Brand & Sons Old Town Coonawarra Shiraz 2021


Only 300 dozen made of this fascinating Coonawarra Shiraz. It hails from an unirrigated 1.5 acre block, planted in the early 1950s. Maturation was for 14 months in French oak, 20% new. Vibrant maroon in colour, this is a wine of depth and concentration. There are notes of dry herbs, bay leaves, chocolate, spices and black fruits backed by tightly wound quality oak which is integrating well. The palate exhibits a move to soy and darker chocolate with even a hint of vegemite. There is good focus through to a very fine silky tannins. It will drink well for a decade with ease.