Stockwell Creek Reserve Barossa Valley Shiraz 2014
Region: Barossa Valley
A brilliant release from a very special tiny vineyard. I no longer think the wines of Penfolds are underpriced. There was a period back in the 1980s when they did not reflect world price ratings. Slowly and more recently with some haste they have leapt up. For the premium part of the Australian market this is no bad thing.
Since the back-bone of many Penfolds wines are varieties sourced from the Barossa Valley, often Shiraz, this price re-rating in turn creates another lot of bargains.
The Barossa Valley makes a unique wine style and if the Australian flagship is fully priced it makes the wines of all other makers under priced if not down-right cheap. I recently mentioned that the new Grange is priced at $850 a bottle and it makes no sense that great Barossa Shiraz by other makers costs way, way less. Try this Stockwell to see what I mean.