Gundog Estate Rare Shiraz 2022


This is Matt Burton’s tribute to those wonderful landmark Hunter ‘Burgundies’. Only 270 dozen made, with the fruit hailing from Tinkler’s Block 48, which was once part of the famous old Lindeman’s Ben Ean vineyard. The wine spent a year in French oak puncheons, 25% of which were new. Magenta/purple hue, the nose offers spices, earthy tones, cherries and truffles with good concentration and focus. There is an appealing texture here, with fine tannins, though surprising grip, and the finish lingers beautifully. A wine that should provide pleasure over the next 10 to 12 years. A lot to love here.