Hobbs of Barossa Behr Creek Shiraz 2020


From Barossa Ranges fruit, this is a terrific Shiraz which will benefit for an extended stint in your cellar (in truth, delicious now, but if you can keep your hands off it, you won’t be disappointed in a decade or more). The fruit is handpicked, cold soaked and then undergoes a wild ferment for a ten day period. Dark crimson, there is coiled power here. Good concentration too and perhaps a touch of oak, but it is extremely well integrated, such that it is effectively invisible. A lovely, finely focused and yet full of flavour style of Barossa Shiraz – Peter Schell and his team walk this tightrope with seeming ease. Chocolate, bay leaves, coffee grinds, dark berries, cherries and plums, even a hint of Vegemite. With very good length here there is an exciting future ahead.

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