Ochota Barrels The Shellac Vineyard Syrah 2014
|Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley
Coming from 40-year-old vines that are two tractor widths between the Torbreck Decendant vineyard and Greenock Creek on Roennfeldt Road, the 2014 Shellac Vineyard Shiraz has a vibrant medium-depth purple color and equally vibrant nose of red and black cherries, crushed black raspberries, mulberries and roses with hints of yeast extract, pepper, cinnamon stick and dusty earth. Medium-bodied and almost Pinot-like in it elegance if not flavors, it fills the palate with spiced cherry compote flavors supported by fine-grained tannins, finishing with great length and lift. Not your typical style of Barossa Shiraz but it is very, very delicious.