Gundog Estate Hilltops Shiraz No.1 2016

Sourced from the Freeman vineyard in the Hilltops region, north west of the Australian Capital Territory.

Gundog Estate, Hilltops Shiraz No.1, Hilltops, 2016

12 months French oak maturation of which 30% was new oak. Heady aromas of dark Christmas cake spice, old leather, blackcurrants, liquorice, blue plums, raspberry and chocolate buttons. Smooth, polished front palate with all sorts of dark berries: boysenberry, black currant and dark raspberry. A savoury tang offsets the youthful oak before fine tannins that riff beautifully like Izzy Stradlin in Dust N’ Bones.

RRP: $35
Alc: 14.5%
Rating: 18/20

Wine sample courtesy of Gundog Estate

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