The Brunette 2016
From a Shiraz vineyard planted on top of Moppa Hill at 360m, the highest elevation on the western ridge of the Barossa. 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 red clays with mixed ironstone and quartz, producing optimum conditions for dark, savoury fruits and fine, structured tannins.
Region: Moppa, Barossa Valley
Volume (ml): 750ml
Alcohol Vol. (%): 14.5
Standard Drinks: 8.6
“...cherry liqueur, sugar plums, dark cherries, dark plums and hazelnuts. Full body with loads of chewy, highly structured tannins, which totally envelop the mouth. There is also an ever-present line of acidity to bolster this sleeping giant and hold it all together...remains vibrant. Drink in 2023.” 95 PointsJames Suckling/Nick Stock
“Moppa sub-region...the expression of terroir is pretty distinct. Earthy, coffee grounds, dark spices, black fruit, dried mint, a touch of tar. Full bodied, dense well-packed, almost silty tannin, richness and spice...a long finish. Savoury. Deep. Throbbing. It’s excellent. Drink 2018-2036.” 95 PointsGary Walsh – The Wine Front