Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml
Coming from 40-year-old vines that are two tractor widths between the Torbreck Decendant vineyard and Greenock Creek on Roennfeldt Road, the 2014 Shellac Vineyard Shiraz has a vibrant medium-depth purple color and equally vibrant nose of red and black cherries, crushed black raspberries, mulberries and roses with hints of yeast extract, pepper, cinnamon stick and dusty earth. Medium-bodied and almost Pinot-like in it elegance if not flavors, it fills the palate with spiced cherry compote flavors supported by fine-grained tannins, finishing with great length and lift. Not your typical style of Barossa Shiraz but it is very, very delicious.
From Marananga in the Barossa Valley, bottle no 1468 of 2288. Radically different, this the sun to I am the Owl's moon, opulent and fleshy, with savoury blackberry and plum fruit on a long, satisfying palate that has not been asked to carry a load of alcohol.