2019 Whistler Shiver Down My Spine Shiraz

Bold Barossa Shiraz picked and foot-stomped by the members of Whistler's mailing list.

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If you're looking for fresh names in the Barossa wine landscape, Whistler is a name to keep an eye on.

The fruit is organically farmed by the team, with the Whistler mailing list members helping to hand harvest and foot-stomp the grapes during vintage.

It's quintessential Barossa Shiraz - black fruit, pepper, a hint of coffee/chocolate and a surprising freshness. The perfect thing to match to a thick, charred piece of protein this weekend.

100% of the fruit is sourced from our vineyards surrounding our Cellar Door, grown using organic and biodynamic practices in the vineyard. Hand picked by our loyal mailing list customers, the Purple Hands crew, the majority of this wine comes from our grafted Shiraz blocks, with the balance coming from the older plantings of Shiraz on our vineyard.

Bursting with blackcurrant and blueberries, this wine shows the typical characters found in the Western side of the Barossa- chocolate/mocha and black pepper, but with a surprising freshness to the wine. Frankincense and blackberries jump out of the glass, along with a slight leafiness, which comes from the whole bunch component in the wine. Soft and juicy on the palate, but with a backbone of tannin from the whole bunches that draws the wine across the palate giving it length and precision.

91 Points - "Shiver me timbers.

Smells like those sweets you spoon into your palm when you pay the bill at an Indian restaurant. Aside that brown sugar and spice, raspberry and blueberry. It’s silty and spicy, hazelnut and sweet fruit, dried herb, soft but sure acidity, and a meaty/sweet brown sauce finish of good length. Nice wine. Different. Easy to get amongst." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

91 Points - "This has vibrant, violet-like florals and some gently meaty, spicy elements with a gently herbal edge. The palate is also very floral with blueberry and cassis flavours. Sappy and gently herbal at the finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap." - JamesSuckling.com

86 Points - "Hand picked from estate vineyards. 15% whole bunches, foot stomped, basket pressed and matured 15 months in 2500 and 3000L French oak foudres. Unfined and unfiltered. Fragrance, crunch and tang define this light-bodied and early picked style. Musk, rose petals, greengage plums, raspberries and strawberries make for a refreshing bouquet. The palate is tense, with tart acidity and medium-grained tannins making for a searing finish. It nonetheless holds its persistence and will appreciate time to soften and settle down." - Tyson Stelzer (Halliday Wine Companion)

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