St Hugo Single Vineyard Barossa Valley Fabal Shiraz 2018

A$79.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Varieties
Region/Country
Barossa Valley, Australia
Rating
95 points

Description

Barossa Shiraz at its finest, showcasing the distinctive sub-regional characteristics of fruit selected from the northwestern corner of the Barossa Valley. Dark and structural with underlying minerality, this is a wine with a long life ahead of it.

Sourced from a single block on the Fabal vineyard in the northwest corner of the Barossa Valley where the vines are grown on a very shallow red/brown topsoil layer over an alkaline subsoil. The vineyard sits at an elevation of approximately 325m and has a gentle North West aspect that is perfectly suited to the East-West row orientation resulting in some of the first harvested Shiraz each year in the Valley for St. Hugo. All this combines to create wines of great structure, power, and minerality.

Rating

Score
95 points
Reviewer
Wine Pilot
Review

Made with fruit from near Greenock, this is your brooding, punchy, no holds barred Barossan with muscular and powerful aromas of licorice, tar, and baked earth with sweet oak in good support. The palate is then defined by its plushness and opulence with grainy tannins providing a much-needed firmness and backbone through to a long finish. A little disjointed now, but this will get better with time in the bottle.

Specifications

Closure
Corked
Serving Temp.
12-14 °C
Alcohol
14%
Cellar until
Now - 2038
Food pairing
Grilled Venison, Tandoori Chicken, Cottage Pie

Tasting Profile

Nose
Earthy, smoky, gravelly nose, with hints of cured meats and gunflint, intriguing and complex.
Palate
Robust and very dark on the palate, plush and powerful, mouthcoating density of fruit, that is ripe and textural. A substantial wine with longevity and presence.

St Hugo Single Vineyard Barossa Valley Fabal Shiraz 2018

St Hugo Single Vineyard Barossa Valley Fabal Shiraz 2018
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