The backbone (68%) of the blend came from the blue-chip Ehrat vineyard on Krondorf Road, where dry-grown Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon grow side-by-side. The remainder of the blend is Shiraz from Northern Eden Valley and two Shiraz vinyards from Light Pass and Stockwell. The resulting blend is textured and multidimensional. Structured Krondorf Shiraz contributes rich plum and strawberry red fruits while the Cabernet offers inky black berry fruit and cassis.
Varieties: Shiraz (77%), Cabernet Sauvignon (22%) Region: Barossa Country: Australia Vintage: 2016 Alcohol: 14.0% pH: 3.5 Acidity: 6.2
Brothers-in-law Daniel Chaffey Hartwig and Theo Engela are the latest generation of the Chaffey family to ply their vinous trade in Australia.Their hand-made, minimal intervention wines come from small parcels of low yielding vineyards spread throughout the Barossa and Eden Valleys. Drawing on true old vines and complex soils they see themselves as part parfumer - discovering delicate aromatics; part historian - preserving the purity of pristine fruit and part mad scientist - reveling in the art of small batch blending.
HUON HOOKE - GOURMET TRAVELLER
The colour is bold and bright and youthful, as is the wine overall. It has an intense spicy aroma and lots of char-oak nuances. The flavour is full-bodied and rich, well-rounded and supple with a generous quota of sweet fruit. Cellar 1 to 18 years.'
JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
Bruising style. Oak, fruit and tannin; hefty serves of all three. Blackberries, tar, black earth and malt characters slip into mint, violet and bright raspberry. It's the epitome of the mouthfilling style.'