Categorized | Barossa Valley, shiraz et al

Longhop Clone Shiraz 2017

Shiraz Clone 1127 which was identified in a single vineyard in Marananga. There’s little talk of clones when it comes to Shiraz, plenty when it comes to Pinot Noir (trainspotters) and Merlot (nice people), and perhaps Chardonnay (forgiven).

Chocolate box, brown spices, dried mint, black fruit. It’s medium to full-bodied, almost a BBQ sauce thing happening, a blackberry tang to the acidity, quite thick and saline, with a some silty fine grained tannin, and an earthy spicy finish, layered with dried mint and dusty tannin. It’s perhaps a bit too salty, but presents well in that Western Barossa kind of frame. Plenty to get your teeth stuck into, is the import.

Tasted : Jul18
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2018 - 2023
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