Zeppelin Single Vineyard Barossa Shiraz 2010 (Barossa, SA)
14.5%, Screwcap, $20
From a single vineyard in the Angaston foothills, this was made by Kym Teusner and Corey Ryan in an admirable fashion for a wine that sells for $15 a bottle around the traps. Think open ferments, twice daily pumpovers and basket pressing with maturation in old oak and finished off with minimal fining/filtration. Great stuff.
A plump, mid weight, properly generous Barossan red it is too. It smells of choc bullets nose, tastes of meaty rich, fully extracted fruit and tea leaf tannin. A certain softness is the appeal here, a berried sandy juiciness (off a sandy vineyard?).
Very solid drinking for the price.
Drink: Now – 2017
Score: 17/20 90/100
Would I buy it? Not me personally but I’d happily recommend it.