Year after year, every one of these four wines carries a flag for South Australian Shiraz – by far our most popular red wine style.
Torbreck Woodcutter’s. Two Hands Gnarly Dudes, Teusner Riebke, Hare’s Chase Ironscraper – truly a Barossa Shiraz showcase in one box.
Three bottles of each wine.
'This shows the greatness of the vintage with graphite, stone, oyster shell, blackberry, and licorice. Smoke undertone. Full body yet linear and energetic with a fabulous finish. A stunning wine. Great value for the quality. Drink now. Screw cap.'
95 points, James Suckling
'A beautiful dense colour, with scented blackberry aromas. The palate is pure and bright, again in the black fruit spectrum, and the palate is open and opulent, as well as soft and gentle. The tannins are perfectly ripe and papery. Although it is approachable now, cellaring is recommended and the patient will most certainly be rewarded. Expertly made using fruit with outstanding integrity.'
95 points, The Real Review.
Colonel William Light, the South Australian colony’s Surveyor-General, named the Barossa in 1837 after the site of an English victory over the French in the Spanish Peninsular War. In the mid-1800’s Silesian and English immigrants settled in the area. The Barossa itself comprises two distinct sub-regions: Eden Valley and the warmer Barossa Valley floor at 270m.The Barossa Valley enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers and relatively low rainfall. Cool sea breezes from the Gulf of St Vincent modify the temperature, however hot northerly winds can occasionally dominate creating considerable vine stress. Many older established vineyards are dry-grown, but supplementary irrigation is also extensively used. The valley is comprised of rich brown soils and alluvial sands. A long history of uninterrupted viticulture in the area means the Barossa valley is home to Australia’s largest concentration of old-vine Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre with many over 100 years old. Although most famous for Shiraz, the Barossa can also produce fragrant and deliciously fruity Grenache blends and beautifully rich, chocolatey Cabernet Sauvignons.