2020 Entity Shiraz
Description: Entity: The outcome of a singular grape variety transformed by the winemakers' craftsmanship. Maturation of selected parcels of old vine fruit in French oak is fundamental to producing Entity - an elegant Shiraz that is true to the Barossa.
Very deep ruby in colour, it explodes with kirsch, fruit pastilles and black olive aromas wound up tightly by high-quality oak. It is still a little bit closed but already absolutely moreish and delicious. That is then followed by a palate that is dry, firm, young, and tight, with a super balance of dark fruits over ample tannins. There is an attractive layer of spice to cinnamon and fennel seed that helps it to retain brightness and subtly before a long and rich finish. A super wine that will cellar nicely, if you can keep your hands off it.
Grape Variety: Shiraz
Region: Barossa - Krondorf, Ebenezer, Moppa, Tanunda, Eden Valley
Reviews & Awards: 95 points “Ink black core, relaxing only slightly to a deep purple rim. Plums, dark chocolate and vanilla pods on the nose. Deep, powerful and brooding on the palate. Dark fruits, black olives and woody spices all coil around each other, vying for attention, leaning heavily into the savoury spectrum. The tannins bring a further sense of power with a firmness that suits, while still retaining a fine powdery texture. A serious food wine.” Stuart Knox, The Real Review 15 March 2022