Australia
Hobbs Gregor Shiraz 2016
Item No.: WDAR1355
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Region(s): Barossa Valley
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Description: The fruit for our Gregor Shiraz is sourced from Shiraz vines planted in 1988 on our home block high in the Barossa Ranges. The soils up here are rocky, yellow podzolic matter over clays and we utilise double wire trellising in our vineyard. The fruit is handpicked before being placed on racks and semi dried in the style of the famous Amarone wines of Italy. The grapes are then naturally fermented in open vats before being aged in new French Oak 1350L vats and puncheons for a period of 24 months. Bottled unfiltered. This wine highlights all that is great about the Barossa Ranges producing fruit with structure and restrained power. Drinking beautifully now the 2016 Gregor will cellar for many years. Approx 600 cases produced.
Tasting Note: “OWNER GREG HOBBS JOKES THAT THE 2015 GREGOR SHIRAZ IS THIER “BIG-PRODUCTION WINE,” BECAUSE HE BOT TLES 500-600 CASES ANNUALLY. THE GRAPES ARE PICKED A BIT EARLIER THAN THOSE FOR THE 1905 SHIRAZ AND THEN AIR-DRIED ON RACKS BEFORE BEING CRUSHED AND FERMENTED. SCENTS OF SMOKE AND BLACK PEPPER EMERGE ON THE NOSE OF THIS FANTASTICALLY CONCENTRATED ELIXIR. IT ’S FULL-BODIED AND UNABASHEDLY RICH, WITH NOTES OF CRACKED PEPPER, CHOCOLATE AND DARK FRUIT SUPPORTED BY SILKY TANNINS AND A LONG FINISH. IT SHOULD DRINK WELL FOR A DECADE OR MORE
Vintage: 2016
Rating: RP 95
Volume: 750ml
Price:
HK $588.00
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