Gundog Estate Winemaker Matt Burton opens up about the naming of this wine “The name references the original road into Pokolbin, which snaked through the “Will’s Hill” vineyard. Planted in 1980 by the Lesnik family who migrated from Austria.” 2014 was a stellar vintage for the Hunter Valley and Matt Burton knew he was on to something special with some amazing parcels from around the valley. Sold as part of a 3 pack with the “48 Block” and the “Somerset Vineyard.”
Gundog Estate, The Old Road, Single Vineyard, Shiraz, Hunter Valley, 2014
Complex and exotic: deep plum, blackberry and blueberry, white pepper, camphor, smoky lipstick, sweet dark Asian spice/sauce aromas and a hint of toasted coconut oak.. muscles in with full dark shoulders and an incredibly tight, seamless, elegant fruit focus. Rasps gently with tannins and delicious spice. Carries length of flavour so long in a delicious modern expression of Hunter shiraz.
Wine sample courtesy of Gundog Estate