What a beautiful wine, the result of perfect vintage, the 14th for Karrawirra. Karrawirra is a traditional Glug brand so expect a traditional interpretation of a Barossa red. Blending of the two varieties evolved from the 1940s, and I recall that Yalumba made several supreme examples which cellared for decades.
I have been fortunate in recent times to drink the first release of Karrawirra the 1969 (80% Shiraz) and the 1973 and a pleasure they were. These early vintages were made by the Kies family of Lyndoch at the Keelyn Winery where the winemaker was Ken Kies.
Glug revived the brand after settling in the Barossa in 2004 with the first being Shiraz 100%, Cabernet 100%, and the traditional blend of Shiraz and Cabernet, all three from vintage 2008.