2018 St Johns Road Blood & Courage Barossa Shiraz
What The Critics Say
90/100 The Wines Front (2016 vintage)
"This fills the mouth with rich, ripe, sweet fruit flavour. It's right on the money. Plum and blackberry with infusions of clove and musk. Fresh, generous, vibrant, fruit-filled; all apply."
18.5/20 Raymond Chan
"Very dark, deep, near impenetrable black-red colour, with slight purple hues on the rim. The nose is full with ripe aromas of black plums and berryfruit aromas with notes of liquorice, chocolate, hints of eucalyptus, and spicy, cedary oak, unfolding a hint of toast. This is deep and rounded and well-concentrated. Full-bodied, the palate has deep and concentrated flavours of ripe black plums with liquorice, chocolate, and layers of spice and cedary oak with nuances of eucalypt. The fruit is rich, sweet and harmoniously presented, and supported by fine-grained, supple tannins and integrated acidity. The flavours carry with good drive and energy to a sustained finish. Serve with slow cooked beef and lamb dishes over the next 7-8+ years. Fruit from the ‘Kalleske’ and ‘Schutz’ family vineyards as well as from the estate ‘Hill South Block’ of the ‘Ressurection’ vineyard, Ebenezer, fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 10% new 300 L hogsheads. 18.5/20 Jul 2017 RRP $29.99."
|Variety||Shiraz / Syrah|
|Maturity||2020 - 2025|
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