Gundog Estate Hilltops Shiraz No 2 2021
The second of the team’s Hilltops Shiraz from the ‘21 vintage hails from a slightly cooler microclimate at Boorowa, which ensures that the fruit ripens more slowly. Again, 12 months in French oak. A deep crimson red, the immediate impression is of a wine that is fractionally more rustic, but it quickly becomes apparent that this is merely one aspect of the extra level of complexity found here. This is an exciting young Shiraz. Florals, meaty notes, fleshy, leather, chocolate, dark berries, cranberries and delicatessen notes with a sweet core of red fruits. Good balance and intensity, which is maintained for the full journey with excellent overall length. It really appeals now but has five to ten years ahead of it if needed.