Rarity for Those who Want the Best
Glug Reserve Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Benjamin likes to keep a few tricks up his sleeve. The customers who attended the mid-October winery tasting had first dibs on this rare beauty. There are a few cases left for those who want the best. The point of Barossa Shiraz is its unique depth and ripeness. Pale, delicate and light has its place as does a wine like this which is the opposite; having an intense depth of ‘sweetness’ along the mid palate which is a feature that seems to be unique to the Barossa Valley.
I hasten to add the wine is dry, it’s just that the taste appears as described. I do not see the point in trying to dumb down the exuberance of Barossa reds as when the occasion suggests a different style simply move to a cooler wine region, like Margaret River or the Yarra Valley.