Tobins are producing wine that is making people sit up and take notice?
On a recent trip to the Granite Belt I went to Tobins - only to leave empty handed on both occasions. Having heard so much about these wines I was gutted that each occasion my timing was so poor only to have a dozen beat me to the bench on one occasion, and to have a bus load to queue behind on my return visit.
When I saw this on the wine list at the restaurant, nothing was getting in my way to have a look.
A beautiful example of a cool climate Shiraz. The nose was fragrant with gentle spices and savouriness. Cinnamon and white pepper sitting behind ripe berries, blackberry all quite prominent. A medium palate with some granite texture and grit which was heightened by the rich berry fruit. The finish lingered tremendously with a fine tannin bordering on dusty.
Although most enjoyable and very approachable now, this will age well in the medium term and will definitely get better in the years to come.
Who: Tobin Wines http://www.tobinwines.com.au/
What: Shiraz (13.4% abv)
Where: Granite Belt
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