Hewitson Rowland Flat Shiraz 2021


The vines come from vineyards along the Para River, which assists in allowing for a long, cooler ripening, something that is always desirable. A high percentage of whole bunches is included for the ferment, which spends its first three weeks in vats before moving to barrel. The wine then spent a further 14 months maturing before blending and bottling. Very dark maroon in colour. There is considerable power here, coiled and brooding. Chocolate, plums, tobacco leaves, mocha and coffee beans. This needs time, but it will be seriously exciting when finally ready. Give it three to four years and then enjoy over a decade. Good focus and silky soft tannins, which are ever so slightly chewy plus impressive concentration throughout. A lovely wine which will thrill many.