Ox Hardy 1891 Ancestor Vines Shiraz 2014
Not often you get a new release that is nine years old. Not often you get a wine that is this good. Comes from the original 1891 vines on the family vineyard. There is quite a bit of hands on in the making here, including thrice daily hand plunging. It was then matured in old French oak for two years which has resulted in a beautifully supple and expressive wine revealing some nice chocolate, dusty library book and cedary characters that are part of its move into a secondary stage of development topped by traces of coffee bean, licorice and nutmeg. A terrific wine.