Precious Little Barossa Valley Shiraz 2018
From a single vineyard site in the Marananga sub-region of the Barossa Valley (pedigree for Aussie Shiraz does not come much better than that). The grapes were hand-picked, then cold-soaked, fermented with wild yeasts before pressed into a mix of new and older French and American oak.
The colour is an opaque purple. Aromas, a mix of red and black fruits intertwine, with notes of cherries, chocolate, animal skins, warm earth and blackcurrants. The palate is seamless and a little creamy, beautifully supple. The wine has focus, it is nicely balanced and it has serious length, leading to fine, silky tannins. Intensity is maintained throughout. A lovely example of Barossa Shiraz, one which has at least a decade ahead of it.