Deep, bright red/purple colour. Sawn-timber aromas with some nuttiness and coconut, A big, rich, silky smooth wine with some spiciness and also liberal oak. Plenty of new barrels. Some smoky regional character. Medium to full-bodied and smooth in mouth, balanced and long. Lots of grip. Needs time to build more complexity, which will undoubtedly come. Unequivocally oak-driven. (Dec11)

91/100

Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com

An Iconic wine that is only made when vintage conditions allow the very best fruit to develop. As such, over the last 10 vintages Glenguin has only made a shiraz of the quality demanded to be called ‘Aristea’ in 2007, 2009 and 2014. 12 months in French oak with 50% of barrels new, along with 40% whole bunch pressed, is the highlight and as a result we hold it back from release for, on average, five years to allow the oak tannins and the fruit flavours to fully integrate into the wine. The result is a classic aged Hunter Shiraz on release.

(GG4509)

Grape Variety Shiraz
Closure Screwcap
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Glenguin
SKU GG4509