2016

LEASK SHIRAZ

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A medium to full-bodied shiraz with a complexity that'll reward some time in the cellar. There's cherry, hazelnut and plum on the nose, with a savoury and mineral edge to the palate as well as dark forest fruits, bitter chocolate and leather. Oak lends a softness and smokiness, rounding off a fantastic wine with a lovely, velvety mouthfeel.

2018 Leask Shiraz:

 95 points (gold), 2021 The Real Review, Huon Hooke:
"A lovely, dark, impenetrable purple in the glass. Black cherry, olive tapenade, iodine and dried herbs are the features of the aromatics. There's plenty bubbling away here, quite evocative. Powerful but balanced flavours of dark plum and black cherry, there's also some 70% cacao chocolate and creamy oak adding structure, texture and mouthfeel. The tannins have an obvious presence ensuring all that power is focused and the length is long, firm and serious."

93 Points, WineFront, Mike Bennie:
"Top flight wine from the good folks at Hither & Yon. Powerful red, deep and dark. Brooding and feels like it’s just a wee baby. Ripe plum, sticky salted liquorice, woody spice, truffle and earth. Big and bold. Throaty and warm. Dark chocolate tannins all powdery and assertive. Done well, no missing this wine."


93 Points, James Suckling, June 2021:
"Very attractive red berries and cherries here with some earth and chocolate too. The palate has a smooth feel with plush, gently grainy tannins carrying long. Approachable."

90 Points, Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2020.

2016 Leask Shiraz:

James Halliday, Wine Companion, August 2018, 94 points.
"This must have come from a very special site, with no frills vinification. It is medium to full-bodied, with exceptional mouthfeel, velvety but not the least heavy, the role of oak limited. It all works well. 26 years old vines, hand-picked, open-fermented, matured in used French puncheons for 18 months."