Line and length all the way and all day. A Glenn McGrath style Shiraz hurtling towards you.
The Rare Game is winemaker Matt Burton's pursuit of Hunter Burgundy and his flagship Gundog Estate Shiraz. Made with fruit from the famed Ben Ean site, it sees French oak (25% new) for 16 months.
This is smart. I do like Hunter Shiraz. That medium body and sleek lines are just ace when done well. The cuttings from this block originally came from the famed Tallawanta vineyard with the roots now reaching deep into the soils of Mount View.
The Shiraz and Viognier blend fad was red hot years ago and its appeal has simmered down somewhat. The odd example still bobs up. Here is a solid expression from the Hunter Valley's Comyns & Co.
Awash with juicy raspberries, blueberries and red cherries, this is a joyous red that oozes charisma and class.
Mount Pleasant = the oldest Pinot Noir vines in Australia. Another great piece of historic trivia from Australia's oldest continuous wine producing region, the Hunter Valley. This is an excellent drink. I can't fault it. More please!
Measured power from the Mountain D. The name has me thinking of a wrestler. Bring back the likes of the Big Boss Man and Andre The Giant. Here we have a big Hunter Valley Shiraz that still shows nimble feet and smooth lines.
Note: this is not the correct bottle shot but you get the idea.
Absolutely bristling with pretty factor, attractive aromas hook you in from the outset. Give this Comyns & Co Shiraz more time in the glass and it sets off on a glorious course to pleasure country.