I said last release that there’d been no price rise in 4 years. So, this year makes it 5 in a row that this stays the same price. Sourced from Ebenezer in the north of the Barossa: 78% Shiraz and 22% Grenache. The Shiraz matured for 16 months in 2-3 year old hogsheads (80% French and 20% American) while the Grenache had next to no oak treatment to retain the vitality of the fruit.
Wallace, Shiraz, Grenache, Barossa Valley, 2020
Licorice and bitumen sweetened with fragrant rose petals, plums and dark chocolate dipped strawberries. A little creaminess from the oak and dustings of white pepper. Firm and solid without being overblown. Bright red Grenache fruit balances neatly across the top of a dark, earthy Shiraz base. Fine tannin and a medium length of flavour with a modicum of restraint to the inherent fleshiness.
Rating: 17.75/20 (91/100)
Wine samples courtesy of Glaezter Wines