Stockwell Creek Reserve Barossa Valley Shiraz Grenache 2013
Region: Barossa Valley
At Glug we barrel age small amounts of precious Barossa Shiraz which we make and buy from local artisans. This Stockwell Creek is part of a few barrels we purchased from a grower-maker.
After prolonged ageing in barrel it passed the quality test and was up-graded to Stockwell Creek Reserve. We are supporters of the heritage red varieties of the Barossa Valley and hold good stocks of Grenache and Mataro. The winemaker Benjamin Parker after conducting bench tastings found that a small percentage of dense Grenache lifted the final wine.
The Barossa Valley is a uniquely Australian region and the characters which create the deep flavours are not duplicated elsewhere on the globe. When drinking a wine such as this it is worth remembering that many Penfolds Granges are close to 100% Barossa so approach the richness as you would a Grange, with reverence.