Lone Palm Hillside Shiraz 2020


The Hillside Shiraz is sourced from a top west-facing vineyard, located just to the south of Marananga. 10% of the fermentation is with whole bunches, before the wine goes into a mix of new and older oak, mostly French with some American, for a period of 18 months. Opaque maroon, the nose is generous and plush with flavours of chocolate, blackberries, roast meats, coffee beans, tobacco leaves and licorice. The overall impression is of a big, bold and richly flavoured wine, which is, at the same time, taut and finely balanced. A seamless palate with good focus, though to furry tannins and a very long finish. Have no fears about cellaring this for at least a decade.