Barossa Salt of The Earth
Goat Square Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
The Goat is one of our special wines. The Barossa Valley is a small, rare, unique piece of the earths crust and only from this spot do you get red wines which display such a powerful and unusual concentration of mid palate weight.
At times the fruit is so intense as to appear sweet a feature which can make wines which live for 50 years. The Goat Square wines come from a group of vineyards in the northern Barossa and any that look more interesting and intense than others are separated for the Goat.
The wine is named after Goat Square which is an historic location in the centre of Tanunda which in the 1840s to 1860s was a weekend market place, particularly for livestock.
This is the 8th vintage and the second and final bottling of about 150 cases. The winemaker is Benjamin Parker and we refer to Goat Square as the salt of the earth.
Oh dear Benjamin and Greg are none to happy and told me I messed up again! It seems it was a blunder to cease the Xmas special on the Goat. I cut off this remarkable special two weeks too early. It’s the winemakers favourite and we also got many emails wanting its return. Recall you receive a FREE bottle of the Goat Square Ziegenmarkt 2014 which sells for $16.99 packed with each case. This is the 8th vintage of the Goat and winemaker Parker and his assistant Greg have done a fabulous job.