By Farr Shiraz 2019Regular price $90.00
This is one of the best Cote-Rotie style wines produced in Australia and sits comfortably with the likes of Clonakilla and Yarra Yering. Once upon a time it also offered a nice value proposition but now competes at a similar price point. Not a compaint just an observation.
The By Farr Shiraz is one of my favourite wines.
Flavours are deep and complex, showcasing the classic elements of cool climate shiraz. White pepper and spice on the nose with hints of vanilla. The By Farr vineyard produces wines that show an inherent minerality regardless of the grape variety. The dash of 3-4% Viognier adds to the palate and the nose, aromatics leap from the glass and there is a plush richness that lifts the Shiraz. There is also the intensity of the fruit on the palate. Blueberries and blackberries intertwine, more vanilla creeps through, tannins are nowhere to be found and there is this inherent lushness that in most wines would be hard to replicate but Nick Farr repeats this year in and year out.
Beautiful Shiraz, if you have never tried then you should.