The vintages 2018, 2019 and 2020 were dry and required different wine making solutions so in future years comparing them will be a rewarding experience.
At this time, it is too early to say which is the best vintage with the three showing the similarities of high alcohols and the deep flavours created in dry years. About the balance of taste we are also unsure so we will taste with interest as they mature.
The first release was the 2005 and back in those days a favourite pub for us was the ‘Stockie’ in the old town of Stockwell in the northeastern corner of the Barossa Valley. This pub is off the tourist circuit so wander out there when you are next in the Barossa.
We like grapes from the northern end of the Barossa Valley as its warmer though the Barossa land surface rises south to north by 80 metres so the evening temperatures are cooler which creates balancing flavour complexity.