2015 Hobbs Gregor Amarone Shiraz

Retail
$140.00
Vendimia
$129.00
Varieties
Shiraz
Vintage
2015
Country
Australia
Region
Barossa Ranges
Alcohol
15.7%
Bottle size
750 mL

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Awards

Title
93 Points
Year
2019
Event
James Halliday Wine Companion
Title
96 Points
Year
2015
Event
Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Description

Recommend opening up to 3 days ahead of drinking, but at least open a few hours prior to drinking for aeration and decanting.

Eyes

Deep red.

Nose

Aromas of black berries, anise, mocha, pepper and spice. Cigar box and savoury notes play a supporting role.

Mouth

Dark berries, coffee and chocolate feature boldly on the palate. Great balance has been achieved between the fruit, acid, oak and tannins.

Body

full

Winemaking Notes

This is an Amarone style wine made from Shiraz grapes. The grapes are hand-picked, just before flavour ripeness, into individual 10kg buckets and then laid out onto separate racks to dry. The drying is carried out in a purpose built, fully insulated shed complete with high intensity air fans to aid the drying process. This process intensifies the flavours of the grape without losing any of the natural acids present in the grape on picking. The Baumé of the grape is increased during this process by between 0.5 ° and 1.5 °. After drying the grapes are processed into wine.

Growing Conditions

The 2015 vintage had a wet winter followed by near perfect, mild ripening conditions in Spring. A small amount of rain in early Summer gave the vines the help they needed through the dry and warm conditions for February. which continued well into autumn. Due to the perfect ripening pattern both red and white grape varieties showed intense colour, aroma and concentrated flavours while achieving perfect tannin ripeness.

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Robert Parker
Robert Parker Wine Advocate - Professional

Owner Greg Hobbs jokes that the 2015 Gregor Shiraz is their "big production wine" – because he bottles 500-600 cases annually. The grapes are picked a bit earlier than those for the 1905 Shiraz and hen air-dried on racks before being crushed and fermented. Scents of smoke and black pepper emerge on the nose of this fantastically concentrated elixir. It’s full-bodied and unabashedly rich, with notes of cracked pepper, chocolate and dark fruit supported by silky tannins and a long finish. It should drink well for a decade or more.

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