The vines for this wine were planted in 1972 and what struck me was its balance and silky smooth touch. It just possesses a delicacy which you cannot help but to be charmed by. Despite being a 2012, you can get a good picture of where this wine is heading.
Grown on sandy soil, the fruit is rich, long and moreish. It's overflowing with all the quality traits of a great Barossa Shiraz, whilst not being too heavy nor over the top. Certainly not a knife and fork type, just soothing like Rolf's dulcet tones.
Delish now, but give it another year or two. I reckon it will see its best days in the next 5-10 years.