2018 Paul Osicka Bull Lane Shiraz

A full-bodied, yet fresh and easy-drinking Heathcote Shiraz.

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While some of the more premium Shiraz wines from Paul Osicka have that typical Heathcote formidability, this Bull Lane offers more of an easy going style.

There is a freshness to this wine, suggesting a gentler extraction regime, and while the alcohol does have that H-cote Shiraz heft, it carries itself well and is integrated, without being noticed.

It has all the elements of a Shiraz you want to get at with gusto, bright and ripe fruit, a nice gamey element as well, with the tannin present, yet balanced, and in the zone of high-drinkability.

The mature vines are grown without irrigation on sandy loam soil over quartz and red ironstone gravels. The vines are hand pruned, shoot thinned, fruit thinned and the grapes are hand picked and sorted to achieve optimum fruit quality. These factors combine to produce small, intensely flavoured and coloured grapes necessary to make premium wines. The use of synthetic chemicals to manage the vineyard is kept to a minimum to promote better soil and vine health. All Paul Osicka Wines are estate grown, made and bottled.

93 Points - "From Simon Osicka of Paul Osicka fame. Mount Camel range zone for the vineyard. These are nice wines. Unashamedly honest.
Blue fruits and some plummy stuff with salted liquorice and faint eucalyptus. Full flooding of senses but the wine feels fresh and vibrant, lots of flavour here but doesn’t stick to the mouth and the general takeaway message is ‘easy to drink’ and ‘really nice wine’. There’s some good, flighty tannins that cinch the wine nicely and draw it long. Flavours seem cooler than the alcohol on the label and everything feels driven by fruit rather than winemaking. Concentration is en pointe too, but not over done. Really good drink. A perfect winter warmer." Mike Bennie (Wine Front)

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