Welland Old Hands W67 Barossa Shiraz 2021


What is not to love? A superb Barossa Shiraz from old vines and a brilliant vintage. Destemmed into a fermenter for a week, the usual twice daily pumpovers and then to American oak, including 40% new hogsheads, for 14 to 18 months. Bottled under cork. Near black/maroon. We have aromas of plums, dark chocolate, bay leaves, mocha, axle grease, cherry pies and more chocolate that is ripe, plush and concentrated. The texture here is wonderfully seductive and sensual, layered and even cashmere-like with ever-so-soft tannins and impressive length. This is stunning stuff that will sail through a decade or two.