Douglas Hughes `Series 101` Shiraz 2014 (12 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

Generous, rich flavours ooze from this big, concentrated Shiraz. It has warm rustic charm, great length and a complex fruit, oak and tannin structure. Vintage 2014 was our first year making wine from this vineyard and we’re delighted with the results. This Shiraz has fruit intensity with sophisticated oak maturation adding elegance and refinement.

Overview

Generous, rich flavours ooze from this big, concentrated Shiraz. It has warm rustic charm, great length and a complex fruit, oak and tannin structure. Vintage 2014 was our first year making wine from this vineyard and we’re delighted with the results. This Shiraz has fruit intensity with sophisticated oak maturation adding elegance and refinement.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The appearance is deep inky red to black with violet hues around the rim reflecting its youth with thick alcohol legs on the glass.

Aroma

The bouquet jumps out of the glass with lovely new American oak caressing blackberry, plums and dark cherry fruit. The aroma is sweet and rich with earthy spices delivering complexity and sophistication.

Palate

The palate opens with a burst of ripe blackberry and quickly cascades to reveal clean new oak, earthy herbs, licorice and leather. The alcohol lift gives warmth on the middle and the bold tannins are softening to give a rich unctuous mouth feel that flows through to the finish. This is a grand wine showing lovely maturity while retaining intensity, depth and longevity.

Food Matching

A complex Shiraz like this is an experience on its own. It will be at home with the finest of cuisine or simply pour a generous serve into a large, wide bowled glass, allow it to breathe for a few minutes then indulge in the intoxicating sensation of bouquet and flavour of premium Barossa Valley Shiraz from the banks of the North Para River, the life of the valley.

Cellaring Potential

This is a big wine which will develop slowly over the next 10 - 12 years. Bottled with screw cap it will retain integrity and condition and provide rewarding drinking whenever it’s opened.