Paralian Blewitt Springs Shiraz 2021


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The Wine

The Shiraz was hand harvested on the 20th of March again this year! Possibly the most balanced year we seen from The Springs Hill Vineyard in terms of canopy to fruit ratio and this year with perfect levels of light inception. Fruit was handpicked during the cool of the morning with lovely rachis ripeness once more. This 2021 is a step closer to a refined style of Shiraz we encountered whilst working in the Rhone, but maintaining its essence of Blewitt Springs.

Spicy, deep, dense and dark to black primary fruits, Kalamata tapenade and white spice intermingle with coal dust, graphite and charcuterie notes. Richly scented, medium to full bodied with a dense ripe core of coiled tannins, a coolness to the fruits through the palate with richness that McLaren Vale delivers with little effort. The fine spice notes throughout this wine giving it freshness and a style befitting of where it’s grown.

The Review

95 Points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

"It’s a beautiful sunny day in Sydney today, about 28c, and here I am stuck inside, tasting dozens of red wines. Well, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do, for sure. Anyway, I cheer myself up thinking about Charlie Seppelt frolicking on Maslin beach in a pair of Speedos.

Spicy black fruit, choc-hazelnut, grilled meat and black olive. It’s medium-bodied, quite purple to taste, all the spice and meaty flavours, though not without some floral and thyme perfume. Tannin is supple and offers a sort of graphite grip, and again the dried herb and meaty flavours carry on a long finish of freshness and intensity. Savoury, spicy, a very ‘adult’ style of Shiraz here, and really quite distinctive and good."