St Hugo Barossa Shiraz 2013
The last two St Hugo Barossa Shiraz have been v.good, but this 2013 looks to be suffering a little in the warm vintage.
This ’13 includes fruit from all over the Barossa including Eden Valley. Matured in 53% new French, 21% new American and the rest older oak for 19 months. Numbers: TA 6.5g/L. pH 3.6…
Heady and very ripe nose, the fruit flavours this year are tending more glacé with a hint of raisining. Plump and juicy palate opens with some lovely fleshy fruit though, attractive oak and a nice licoricey element to the finish, offsetting the slightly overripe fruit. Definitely a hint of pruney fruit through the finish though.
A solid St Hugo Shiraz, if just a little too warm for high points. Good texture and plump middle lifts this up though and it will live. I’d prefer the ’12 but still quality. Best drinking: 2019-2028. 17.7/20, 92/100. 14.9%, $54.99. Would I buy it? Not quite.