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The Wark Family Shiraz 2016

The Wark Family have been growing Shiraz at Stonewell since they planted their vineyard on their farm in 1995. They grow fantastic Barossa Shiraz, and each vintage for the past few years we’ve been taking a bit more of their fruit. In 2013, we managed to get our hands on enough to release a wine made solely from their vineyard…a wine black in colour, brimming with plums, dark fruits, warm spices and ripe tannins. All the stuff you want to hear when people talk about top Barossa Shiraz.

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“One of the reasons I love the Barossa…and why it can claim to be ‘sacred Shiraz ground’…is the diversity of the vineyard landscape which allows us to produce so many different expressions of Shiraz from the one region. There’s been plenty of talk in recent years about classifying the various sub regions and I have my own views as to which are the best for Shiraz. The deep sandy soils of Ebenezer, the dry, lean and cooler conditions of the Eden Valley and the low yielding, rocky brown soils of Stonewell to the east of Tanunda would be my picks if anyone was to ask.

The Wark Family have been growing Shiraz at Stonewell since they planted their vineyard on their farm in 1995. They grow fantastic Barossa Shiraz, and each vintage for the past few years we’ve been taking a bit more of their fruit. In 2013, we managed to get our hands on enough to release a wine made solely from their vineyard…a wine black in colour, brimming with plums, dark fruits, warm spices and ripe tannins. All the stuff you want to hear when people talk about top Barossa Shiraz.

With the Wark Family Shiraz in your glass, you’ve got a wine from a single vineyard in one of the best sub districts in the Valley, planted by the family’s own hand and made by the crew at Teusner….sounds like a bloody good wine to me!!”

KYM TEUSNER, WINEMAKER

2014 VINTAGE BEST PRESS

“Good hue and depth to the colour: no namby-pamby wine here, it comes at you with a rush but has balance, texture and structure forming the sure framework for the medley of black and red fruits with plum cake richness, tannins and oak under sure handed control.”

94 points, JAMES HALLIDAY,

AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION MAGAZINE FEB/ MAR 2016

“This shiraz from the Stonewell sub-region of the Barossa takes sight of the groove and then runs straight along it. It’s just what lovers of Barossa Shiraz ordered. Rich with blackberry, earth, clove and chocolatey oak flavour. It leans towards sweet fruit but is well balanced and finishes with coal-like, clovey edges. A lick-your-lips style of red. Done very nicely.”

90 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front JUNE 2015

“Very dense, dark, thick-looking black/purple colour; the bouquet is very ripe and earthy with charcoal aspects, the flavour rich and super-ripe with lashings of supple tannins, with a big core of sweet fruit and a suggestion of opulence. It is borderline overripe and not exactly elegant, but has lots of everything.”

89 points, HUON HOOKE, Huonhooke.com, July 2015

“Switch on…now!! That’s what the label tells you to do and precisely what happened when I opened then poured this wine.  No muckin’ about with this Barossa Shiraz I gotta say. Straight up it gives you what you would expect, and want, from a Single Vineyard Barossa Shiraz. Blackberries dominate the up front, fruit driven nose and palate, no question. Spicy plums give a bit more on the palate with some subtle herbs going about their business. It seems such a busy wine.  Heaps going on but so diarised.  It knew where it needed to be at a particular time. I found I wanted to slow the process down while drinking it but it was a struggle.  I thought about putting a Enya CD on but, I don’t own one so I ended up sloshing it into a decanter and it immediately mellowed out (I don’t know if the threat of Enya or the decanter caused this). Tannins were not as hyperactive as expected so I was able to put the phernergan away. This is an incredibly delicious wine that reminds me of the ‘cat coming out of the dairy’ scenario. Very satisfying, smug Cheshire cat smiling kinda wine.  Loved it!”

TONY PETERS, APRIL 2016, Wordsfromawineglass.com

 

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