2013 Huntington Estate Shiraz
Vineyard / Winemaking: Estate Grown – from Blocks 10, 13, 18, 19 & 2b and 1 all around 13 Baumé (except block 10 at 14). Part cold-soaked (to better extract primary flavours), part made in the traditional way. 30% new oak, mix of French and American for 16 months then bottle aged.
Description: Succulent fruit, great structure.
Aroma: Jammy, succulent dark ripe plums and black and blueberries with lovely café au lait creaminess.
Palate: Perfectly balanced, with all elements in harmony – juicy, ripe fruit and a great full-bodied structure - fine tannins and lovely acid for freshness and length. Everything about this wine is spot-on.
Cellar: Cellar for 8 years+
Drink with: Dry-aged steak.
"93/100 A deep red in the glass with a nose that has understated earth and charcuterie notes to blackberry and plum with the faintest touch of leather. Fruits continue to be on the dark side of the spectrum on the palate and meld with supple, savoury edged tannins. A chocolate richness adds another dimension to the finish, with a plushness of primary fruit that drives considerable length. Optimal Drinking: 2017 - 2025. More" The Wine Reviewer, Nov 2017
"92/100 Lots of bang for buck factor in this little package. Mudgee Shiraz with 16 months bottle age prior to release. So much going on to excite. The fruit is juicy and complemented beautifully by savoury characters. Blackberries, plum plus a deft coffee oak touch. Time in the glass reveals cured meat to partner mulberry and plum fruit. Shards of dark chocolate join a fine spice which borders the edge of the palate and sizzles to a long-lasting finish. Fruit, acid and oak are well balanced. Top Shiraz for the asking price. Make a rush for it. Drink now to eight years." QWine, Feb 2017
"Deep and dark in colour, blackberry and black olive noted on the nose over the top of some light dry, crushed leaf and leather notes. Some mulberry and dark plum notes over dry raisin and leather on the tongue, will benefit from decanting if drinking as a young wine, but will be best after a few years in a cool, dark spot, and will see around ten years in the bottle with careful cellaring. more..." The Bare Foot Drinker, Nov 2017
"This is an old-school quintessential Mudgee shiraz with some bottle age. Impenetrably dark colour with a front palate redolent of cedar and ripe mulberry fruit profile, it is supported by crisp acid backbone This is a no-nonsense shiraz best consumed soon after opening." The Grape Hunter, Gilbert Labour, Nov 2017
"Gorgeous red colour, lively plummy aromas with plenty of vanillin oak. On the palate smooth, rich, tasty with oodles of alluring plum flavours and oak melded together leading to a tight lingering finish. CLASSY." Wine Assist, Dan Traucki, Nov 2017
"A terrific deep colour in the glass, it promised heaps. It was a bit shy to start with, the aromas taking their time to come out (decanting recommended) but when they did, vualá! Lovely, juicy black fruits and plums on the palate were no suprise after the nose revealed itself and then everything seemed to move up a notch. It just seemed to open up and show its class the more I swirled it in the glass. Very friendly tannins contribute to good length on the finish of this full bodied and dead-set honest shiraz." Words from a Wine Glass, Nov 2017