Gundog Flintlock Shiraz 2022
Only 178 dozen made of this seriously impressive Shiraz from the Hilltops. The plan here is to blend the very best parcels of fruit from Hilltops vineyards. Each parcel is a combination of crushed fruit and whole berries, cold-soaked for two days, prior to warm fermentations. The wine receives 16 months maturation in French oak puncheons, 37% new. A deep magenta hue. The nose offers the rewards of red cherries, spices, chocolate and truffles. The texture is seamless with good fresh acidity here, silky grip and excellent length. The palate reveals notes of cloves, herbs and red fruits. Finely balanced, this will provide pleasure for at least the next eight to ten years.