$ 50.00 AUD
Hobbs have been practicing organic and biodynamic principles for the last 20 years. This wine is made in an Amarone style with the fruit semi-dried to concentrate the flavours, twelve months in French oak.
Region - Eden Valley
Type - Red
Year - 2020
Winery - Hobbs of Barossa Ranges
Grape - Shiraz/Syrah
Volume - Standard - 750ml
A touch of sultana can be seen from the semi-dry racking. Attractive perfume of dried flowers and a suggestion of violets. Dark plums fill the mouth with some beef stock sliding in. Cola and chocolate. Rich and generous
Captivating and Complex, Earthy and Savoury, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Something Special
Cherries, Dried Fruits, Red Berries
Chocolate, Florals, Oak, Spices, Tannins
Definitely a wine you need to seek out, even if only to experience its differences. From the Barossa Ranges, this is made in what is termed the ‘Amarone/Apassimento’ style, where handpicked grapes are laid out on racks and allowed to ‘semi-dry’. There is no set recipe for the drying – depends on conditions at the time. A wild ferment in open vats with hand plunging on a daily basis, for around ten days. Then a year maturing in French oak. Loved it. A very dark maroon. There are intriguing beef stock notes with spices and bay leaf touches. Dark berries, plums and a supple, seductive texture. Delightfully seamless, there are abundant but very fine tannins, impressive length, a richness to it and excellent balance. The palate provides more black cherry notes. This has a decade or more ahead of it. A fine example of what can be done with Barossa Shiraz to offer a richly flavoured wine of interest, but one which is not too much of the blockbuster. Hard to imagine it won’t prove immensely popular.
Shiraz, or Syrah, is one of the most loved, rich and powerful red wine varieties made famous for its mineral and structured expressions from the Rhône in France and the rich and decadent fruity expressions from the Barossa Valley in Australia. Full bodied, rich in antioxidants and generously fruity, Shiraz sits proudly on the table for those that like their wine big and bold. Think violets, blackberries, plum, chocolate, pepper, black olive, liquorice, rosemary, tobacco and spice...i'm thirsty already!