Ned and Henry’s Shiraz 2019


“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: 95 Points

    Wine Pilot Author: Ray Jordan
    Date: Friday, January 1, 2021
    "The hint of ironstone and chalk emerges on the nose to complement the dark fruit characters of this true Barossa Shiraz. The palate is dense and super concentrated with dark plum and blackberry flavours swirling with a dark liqueur chocolate richness. Brilliant and bright while still with that power and length. Super wine. Cellar: 10 years"
  • Score: 91 Points

    The Wine Front Author: Campbell Mattinson
    Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
    "This is brimful of sweet fruit flavour. Whether or not you find it too sweet will depend on personal preference, but it’s certainly gushy with its eagerness to please. Ripe plum, blackberry, graphite and clove. It oozes its way through the mouth. In fact it’s almost jellybean-esque. It’s simple but it’s very effective."

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