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2016 Izway Harold Shiraz

Eden Valley, SA

A roaring Shiraz of deep concentration from the Eden Valley. The first 'Harold' since 2012.

$75.00

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This wine is all we could hope from a remarkable vineyard in a remarkable year.

Izway Wines

About The Wine

Harold hasn't been released since 2012.

This excellent Eden Valley Shiraz, from a vineyard only a stone's throw from the famous Henschke vineyards Hill of Grace and  Mt Edelstone, doesn't come around every year.

This is a power-packed wine. Seductive and velvety, it walks the tightrope of rich and beautiful, balanced on a knife-edge, it's a wine that will handsomely reward the patient.

If you're a collector of premium SA Shiraz, then Harold will be that little gem you pull out in a decade's time and blow people away.

About Izway

The Izway wines are a partnership between Brian Conway and Craig Isbel.

These two Barossa Valley diehards have been making outstanding Barossa red wines from great vineyards since 2003. They honour their families in the naming of each wine, characters like Bruce, Harold and Don populating the range. 

These are quintessential Barossa Valley wines - deep, dark and brooding, powerful and polished. With one nod towards tradition and one towards the future, Barossa Valley lovers should be all over these wines.

One half of the Izway duo, winemaker Craig Isbel
One half of the Izway duo, winemaker Craig Isbel
Barossa Valley, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"A soft, layered and complex nose meanders from rosemary and violets to cherry cola, beetroot and a lick of ferrous. The aromas remind me of walking home late at night in the Summer rain and is the type of wine that will inspire memories of good times. The palate delivers contrasting leather, bright fruit, savoury rind and earth and speaks of a special place. Exceptional tannin and acid; amazing balance and texture, this wine is all we could hope from a remarkable vineyard in a remarkable year." - Izway Wines

Additional Info

From The Producer

2016 Vintage

Although the 2016 Vintage will be considered one of the great harvests of the last 20 years, the growing conditions were anything but conventional. The total rainfall for the year was half the average but the timing was perfect. The summer was warm but not hot and there were no extended heat waves. These conditions resulted in exceptional fruit created in shrewd and almost sagacious weather, where the season seemed dialed in to the specifics of each vineyard. The wines created are equally intelligent and authoritative, with purity of fruit combining with incredible tannin structure. Layered and complex, these wines will age for many years and will cement the Barossa Valley as one of the worlds iconic wine regions.

Vineyard

The Harold vineyard is owned and cared for by David Liersch and his family. ‘Planted in 1994, it is located in the hills of Eden Valley just a stones throw from the famed Hill of Grace and Mt Edelsone vineyards. The vines are totally unirrigated and their roots are buried in shallow loam over deep red clay.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 15.0%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2036
Bottle Size : 750ml

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  ORDERS OVER $149 GET FREE SHIPPING

  ORDERS OVER $299 GET A $20 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $499 GET A $40 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $999 GET A $100 DISCOUNT

This will all be automatically applied to your cart during the checkout process. So for example, if you create a cart with a total of $310, your final price at checkout will be $290. The discount will generally be applied to the first item in the cart. For very large wholesale or function orders (weddings etc) we are always happy to negotiate on a case by case basis. Don't hesitate to contact us.