Seppeltsfield The Southing Shiraz 2021
A single vineyard wine, from the high country South (Lyndoch) – ‘Chooks Block’. Set at 188m to 200m above sea level, with varied soils. Leather, bramble, tar, and a deep tumble of spices, potpourri and black fruits on the nose. A Barossa Shiraz with a plush fruit weight in the centre of the palate and a crumbly earthiness underpinning all of the above. Tannins are bold and sinewy, held taught by a considered acid profile. The palate is condensed and tightly knitted together, a concentration of dark fruits, tar, leathery hide, ironstone earthiness, cracked pepper and spice. Give this time in a decanter if opening now, and some fatty grilled lamb to given those tannins something to work with.