SOLD OUT - 2013 SHIRAZ - LITTLE HILL VINEYARD

 
 

95 points - James Halliday             

 

The Vineyard                      

Little Hill Vineyard is owned and farmed by John and Al Shobbrook.

Site location: Seppeltsfield – Barossa Valley

Map coordinates: -34.501853,138.915622

Clone: 1654

Planted: 1998

Elevation: 241 meters

Soil: Heavy, dense dark brown and red clay soil over limestone.

Aspect: West facing

Rows:  30-35

Harvest: 21st February 2013

Tonnes: 1.92T

 

The Winemaking                       

Hand-picked and destemmed to an open-top tank for fermentation and gently hand plunged two to three times daily.

Basket pressed directly to oak for 11 months maturation - 60% French, 40% American, with 75% new oak.

Unfined, unfiltered and vegan.

Bottled 25th February 2014 – 1,476 bottles

 

The Wine                      

Like a hug from your mum, this west facing block yields a warm, generous and giving wine. Packed with warm spices, dark fruits, vanilla and good manners.

Drinking...Drink now or cellar for up to 5 years.

Alcohol 14.5% alc/vol

 

The Wine Reviewed                      

95 points - James Halliday

"Brilliant crimson-purple; it has an utterly seductive bouquet, medium-bodied mouthfeel, and delicious black and red fruit flavours; the oak is evident, but perfectly integrated. The wine makes a good case for consumption sooner than later, but its balance guarantees a long life. 14.5% alc; screwcap. 95 points; drink to 2028."
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91 points - Huon Hooke, Silver Ribbon (Aug 2015)

Awarded #15 of 49 2013 Shiraz wines tasted from Barossa Valley.

 

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