Single Vineyard Barossa Valley Fabal Shiraz 2018
Barossa Shiraz at its finest, showcasing the distinctive sub-regional characteristics
of fruit selected from the northwestern corner of the Barossa Valley. Dark and
structural with underlying minerality, this is a wine with a long life ahead of it.
95 Points, Ray Jordan, The West Australian
95 Points, Andrew Calliard and Angus Hughson, The Vintage Journal
Dark and dense, tending towards black.
Earthy, smoky, gravelly nose, with hints of cured meats and gunflint, intriguing and complex.
Robust and very dark on the palate, plush and powerful, mouthcoating density of fruit, that is ripe and textural. A substantial wine with longevity and presence.
Ideal Drinking Window
Alcohol 14.0% by volume
The West Australian - Ray Jordan - 95 Points
"The aim is to make a wine that reflects the dirt from which it is grown. It is a remarkably smooth and seamless wine with an excellent graphite tannin structure. The wine tends to show its tannins at the moment but they are not excessive. It would definitely benefit from further aging to really bring it together. There's a sweet fruit character in there as well. Graphite and ironstone limestone characters seem to work through the palate. It has a nice density to it as well. The 40 percent new French oak is perfectly weighted."
The Vintage Journal - Andrew Calliard and Angus Hughson - 95 Points
"Deep crimson. Lovely dark cherry, dark plum, and blackberry pastille with inky graphite notes. Lovely dark cherry, saturated blackberry, praline flavours, fine brambly/cedary textures and vanilla roasted chestnut notes. Finishes claret firm and bittersweet. Elemental and vigorous with attractive density and richness of flavour. Should develop very well. 40% new oak (half in puncheons). Now - 2030."