Wild Ren Shiraz 2022


In 2022, the winemaker turned to the Hilltops region as a partner for its Hunter Shiraz. The mood definitely turns bright and bouncy with Hilltops in the blend. There’s an explosion of red berries, black cherries and plum. The appearance of herbs plays a pivotal role – rosemary and thyme – as does the contrasting contribution of a solid earthiness and peppery lift. The 2022 is in total contrast to the 2021 Shiraz which blended McLaren Vale and Hunter fruit together. The ’21 is dark, plush and suave while the ’22 embraces a more dynamic energy thanks, in large part, to the pepperiness sprinkled throughout and those bright, firm, fine tannins.