Hans Stockhausen `Three Kings` Reserve Shiraz 2012 (12 x 750mL), Barossa.

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Overview

Three Kings is the pinnacle Shiraz in the Hans Stockhausen collection and this second release is a triumph of regional character and varietal definition. The combination of premium low yielding vineyards, mild vintage conditions and skillful hand crafted winemaking has delivered this stunning contemporary expression of prestige Barossa Shiraz.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The journey commences with the first pour into the glass. The colour is intense inky black with a vibrant hue of dark cherry red on the rim and long viscous legs coating the side of the glass.

Aroma

At room temperature the bouquet fills the air with a luscious savoury sweet combination of toasty oak, red berries and heady alcohol. Deeper in the glass are more complex aromas of spiced raisins, cedar wood and roast coffee grounds with hints of dark chocolate.

Palate

The palate shows great richness and sophistication with fruit sourced from Seppeltsfield and Ebenezer giving ripe blackberry and plum character while fruit from the cooler Barossa ranges add licorice spice with a lift of menthol and eucalypt. The mouth-feel is full and round with velvety tannins giving a smooth texture and small oak adding a smoky, earthy intensity. The finish goes on forever leaving a sensation of completeness and satisfaction.

Food Matching

A sumptuous platter of fine farmhouse cheese and gourmet Barossa delicacies like spicy mettwurst, garlic sausage, pickled gherkins and Pheasant Farm pate would make a great partner to this wine. Equally, it will add an extra dimension to your favourite BBQ steak or slow cooked veal shank or roast beef … the opportunities are endless.

Cellaring Potential

This is a very powerful wine and has enjoyed expert winemaking and skillful oak maturation. It clearly has a sophisticated pedigree and will develop beautifully with age. It needs plenty of breathing after opening and would benefit from decanting. The screw cap closure will prevent any risk of cork taint but it will need cool dark conditions for extended cellaring. It’s a wine that will comfortably survive till the next generation.

Vintage
2012
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.7%

Winery Profile

For nearly three generations the name Stockhausen has been synonymous with the production of fine wine in Australia and Hans Stockhausen wines of the Barossa are no exception. With fruit sourced from old Barossa vineyards and wines produced only if the varietal fruit parcels display outstanding characters, combined with excellent vineyard management and minimal intervention winemaking, resulting wines are limited releases masterpieces with minimal filtration or additives during winemaking.Hans Stockhausen wines take time to evolve and allow all elements to become integrated. The aging process will continue in bottle and over time this wine will develop a light bottle crust. We recommend you allow it to breathe for an hour before consuming or decant.

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