The Brunette 2019
The Brunette will always represent the ‘dark-side’ of Shiraz in the Barossa. We look to sites that will give us more structure, power and length of flavour. The wine is given every opportunity to become a ‘Vin-de-Garde’ or ‘cellaring style’. Underlying soils/rocks are lean red/orange clays with varying amounts of ironstone — brunette in colour — which produce optimum conditions for dark, savoury fruits and fine, structured tannins.
Volume (ml): 750ml
Alcohol Vol. (%): 14.5
Standard Drinks: 8.6
In 2019 the base shiraz comes from a vineyard planted circa 1940 at Wilton Hill Vineyards,
Flaxman Valley at 480m altitude. The vineyard has a perfect easterly aspect and gradient to catch the morning sun and is shaded from the late heat of the day. The soils are lean orange clays with mixed ironstone and some scattered quartz, producing optimum conditions for dark, savoury fruits and fine, structured tannins.
Deep, rich purple/red colour, with a smoky-charcuterie, delicatessen-type bouquet which leads into a very full-bodied, powerful palate that boasts concentrated flavour and abundant tannins that coat the entire mouth. There's excellent line and length and the tannins promise a long and bright future. Dark plums, blackberry, a subtle lick of mixed spices. So concentrated it's almost an essence. Very long carry. Long-term. 2024-2039 95Pts Huon Hooke - The Real ReviewDownload tasting notes
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