About This Wine
some of the regions better known producers, and numerous overseas vintages mostly in Portugal, France and New Zealand, Tim draws on a truly international palette of experiences. His wine making approach has been described as having a passion for innovation, but retaining a strong sensibility for tradition.
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Barossa Valley Wine
The Barossa Valley wine region has historically and currently still is one of Australia's most prestigious premium wine producing regions. Located just 60km north east of Adelaide city centre, the climate there is very hot and dry which is perfect for the big bold reds the area is famous for.
A straight Shiraz is what Barossa is most well known for, however Rhone blends, such as Shiraz Cabernet are also very popular. While much less prevalent, white wines (Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon) are planted on the higher altitude hillsides where the ocean breeze cools temperatures down to a level suitable for producing these varieties as well.
Some of Australia's earliest Shiraz plantings can be found here dating as far back as the 1850's. While not always a guarantee of quality, it might be worth seeking out and trying one of the region's "old vine shiraz" if you haven't yet.
The Wine Front – Dark cherry, liquorice and vanilla. Full bodied, red and black fruit, savoury coal kind of stuff, smattering of sage and assorted dried herbs, grainy but pliant tannin, and a satisfying finish. It’s Barossa Shiraz ready to go. Not too heavy, not too light. Good stuff.