Whilst Gartelmann are based on the Lovedale side of the Hunter Valley, here they’ve have extended their reach to higher planes of Mudgee. In this case, around 460 metres above sea level. Crafted for extended bottle maturation, with the advice to not open until 2023. 16 months oak maturation in new and 1-3 year hogsheads.
Gartelmann, Jesse, Shiraz, Mudgee, 2014
Earthy and dusty with distinct choc/nut elements. Ferrous, iron flecks among the preserved plum, strawberry and raspberry fruit spectrum. Broad palate with bittersweet chocolate character with earthy, pervasive tannins and at this stage in its life: afterthoughts of red fruit straps and a vanilla kiss. Still ducking, weaving, twisting in and around itself. There’s a pinprick of heat and needles the long finish, but doesn’t deflate it.