St Hugo GSM Barossa 2022
Low yielding vines from the Barossa for this cracking red blend. The colour is an appealing garnet/magenta. The nose is plush and earthy, with dry herbs, cloves, blackcurrants, smoked meats and bay leaves. Even a touch of a confectionery note. Very gentle oak influence, but effortlessly integrated here with good focus. There are notes of root vegetables on the palate supported by fine tannins and impressive length. A wine tending to the more refined and elegant end of the Barossa spectrum, rather than the blockbuster category – none the worse for that. This has everything in place to provide pleasure for the next six to ten years.