Shiraz Barossa South Australia
Released in very small quantities each year, a magnificent construct of Barossa Shiraz.
The Shiraz blocks on Willows Vineyard were established in the 1960s and 1970s, planted to red brown loam over clay and tough sandy soils where the rugged old vines struggle to produce premium quality. The hand pruned Shiraz vines yield a small but precious quality crop. The winery itself is steeped in history and folklore. Among the earliest Barossa settlers, there were plenty of grapegrowers and winemakers, not to mention a few Lutheran pastors. While the gastronomic and spiritual side of the flock was well sustained, it fell upon one man to mend their broken bones. Johann Scholz found that his earlier career as a bonesetter in the Prussian Army was vital and he established his hospital at The Willows.
A stunning wine with voluptuous mocca, chocolate, super-ripe raspberry and almost porty, dense, jammy plums. The wines old vine power is matched to sweet, perfumed oak, and this stylish marriage produced a dense, multi-layered powerhouse of intense shiraz characters.