Ned and Henry’s Shiraz 2018


“A very good friend of mine challenged me to produce a traditional, full-bodied Barossa Valley wine with the only criteria that it could be drunk young at lunch or dinner and did not stray from my fundamental wine making philosophies. French oak, fine grained tannins, balance, clear fruit expression! Those who know me well know that I just love a good challenge!”

Vinification: Combination whole bunch and crushed/on skins minimum two weeks/remontage and punchdown
Aging: 16 months seasoned French oak barriques

Vineyard: Steingarten Road vineyard
Planting system: trellised, canopy wires, north-south rows, north-facing slopes ideal in the Southern
Vine density: 3,000 per Ha
Farming: minimum drip irrigation, rye grass between rows, hand pruned
Harvest: Bush vine by hand and trellised by machine; 6th March to 14th April

Additional Information

This is a red drinkers red at all levels, generous, full bodied, rich red and black fruits, fabulous tannins and will reward both immediate drinking and medium term cellaring.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Barossa Valley
  • Winemaker: Dean Hewitson
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Ancient oxidized ferrous soil, limestone
  • Avg Vine Age: 30 years
  • Yield: 4 tons/ha
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Ttl Acidity: 6.2 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: .6 g/l
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Shiraz

Recent Press

  • Score: 94 Points Author: James Suckling
    Date: Thursday, September 10, 2020
    "Attractive purple berries with bergamot, coal-smoke and tarry notes. Violets, earth and some herbal and chocolate nuances, too. The palate has plenty of tannin and a long, juicy red and blackcurrant core. Big, juicy finish that makes some real impact."
  • Score: 94 Points

    Wine Orbit Author: Sam Kim
    Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
    "It's instantly appealing on the nose showing blackberry, blueberry, vanilla and hazelnut characters with a light seasoning of pepper spice. The palate displays excellent weight and fruit intensity, together with fleshy texture and rounded tannins. Delectable and very satisfying."
  • Score: 92 Points

    The Wine Front Author: Gary Walsh
    Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
    "Yum. It’s nutty and dark fruited, with some raspberry juiciness, chocolate and a smattering of dried herb. Medium-bodied, fresh and lively, a bit of perfume in there, saltbush too, grainy tannin and solid length. Good drink."

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