Lovely balance. Very good.
About the Wine
This is a beautifully crafted, rich Shiraz from The Pawn Wine Co.
As with all wines in their range, it was crafted from lovingly handpicked fruit in their Adelaide Hills vineyard. Winemaker Tom Keelan works his magic to transform the pristine fruit into a stunningly rich Shiraz, with the versatility to either enjoy it right away or let it develop in the cellar for a few years.
A stew of black and blue fruits, peppery spice, tight acidity and a delicious line of savouriness... it's one smooth operator, for sure.
About The Pawn Wine Co.
The Pawn Wine Co. had its beginning in 2002 when vignerons and winemakers Tom Keelan and his wife Rebecca Willson had their fruit rejected by one of the monopolising monolithic wineries in the region as it was deemed to ‘not be good enough’. They were pawns, played and discarded by a soulless giant.
So, with a bit of a middle finger to the giant, they set out to make small hand selected parcels of wine from alternative varieties grown in the Adelaide Hills and Langhorne Creek.
Like pawns, these varieties were sacrificed by wine corporates and blended away to insignificance. Tom and Rebecca have set out to identify other idyllic viticultural sites and hand selected parcels of fruit within the Adelaide Hills and Langhorne Creek to produce wines that are not only a bit unconventional, but ultimately enjoyable to drink.