2019 After Five Wine Co Single Vineyard Shiraz

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Cool, elegant Shiraz from Craig Stansborough's Barossa Valley vineyard.
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The After Five Wine Co. Shiraz uses fruit from Craig Stansborough's own vineyard in the Barossa Valley.

It's a slightly a-typical example of Barossa Shiraz - It maintains the dark fruit and smooth tannin of the region without the heaviness that so many examples from the Barossa show.

In short, it's a supremely drinkable wine in its youth with enough structure and integrity to age for a period if you so wish.

Vibrant colour, aromas of plums, cherry, blueberry and dark chocolate coated licorice. The palate delivers with its fine fruit and oak tannin allowing for a very morish textured palate. Dutch cocoa flavours combined with Barossa Shiraz fruit sweetness gives a wonderful example of the region and variety.

Single Vineyard: Stansborough vineyard. The site is around 260-280m above sea level with an east west aspect. Soil consists of a shallow red clay top soil over friable red clay with bands of quartz, ironstone and shale. The vineyard was planted in 2000 and is own rooted, clones are heritage and 1654. The vines are spur pruned to 32-36 buds per vine. The mid rows are cultivated to winter active fescue.

96 Points - "Ex Stansborough Vineyard. Utterly weird labelling, abstract front, After Five Wine Co on the back, Craig Stansborough winemaker. It's full-bodied, but supple and long, with plump tannins neatly balanced by blackberry and plum fruit, and an overall seductive generosity." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

95 Points - "From Williamstown vines planted in 2000. Wild fermented, basket pressed and matured 16 months in 33% new French oak puncheons and hogsheads. A delightful, deep, vibrant purple hue and enticing depth of black cherry, satsuma plum, blackberry and fresh licorice straps define the essence of Williamstown shiraz. Fine-grained tannins, high-cocoa dark chocolate French oak and nicely poised acidity all assume their rightful positions. It will age for the medium term, if you can possibly keep your hands off!" - Tyson Stelzer (Halliday Wine Companion)

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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Excellent, restrained example of SA shiraz

    Still very young, and will benefit from several years to mellow the tannins. It has, however, all the makings of something very fine. Open and decant for several hours if you decide to drink now.

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