2020 Alkina Spice Garden Shiraz

Highly Rated
Small batch high level Barossa Shiraz of superb intensity.

Sale price$95.00
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Alkina's Spice Garden is 100% organic and biodynamic certified Shiraz from one specific block from which they produced just 44 cases (and some rare magnums).

It looks and tastes like a high grade, high gear Barossa Shiraz, with all the ripeness and power matched with an unusual slatey minerality.

Restrained and tense initially, this is a the wine equivalent of a deep and meaningful conversation, evolving into all kinds of interesting areas and flavours.

A very welcome inclusion into the Premium Barossa Shiraz Club.

"This is the first vintage of Spice Garden – a wine that encapsulates the beauty and detail of the special Shiraz block next to the Old Quarter. On Pedro Parra's 2nd visit we mapped this block, finding limestone, schist and clay areas, and immediately understood its potential. This is a refined, elegant Shiraz with spice and mineral complexity, nervous tension and cool fruit character.

Region: Barossa Valley, SA
ABV: 13.20%
Closure: Cork
Bottle Size: 750ml

93 Points - "Slurpy, rich, cuddly shiraz. Scents of vanilla-raspberry coulis, choc-cherry, cinnamon spice, sarsaparilla. Flavours are led with squishy ripe blackberries, some currant and raisin in the mix, sweet spice and a bit of earthy graphite character. Flows well, a layer of slow moving tannin brings in a gummy pucker. Feels pretty serious, but drinks well in youth. Balanced." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

95 Points - "Very deep red-purple colour, iodine, pepper and assorted spices to sniff, while the palate is full-bodied and firmly gripping with lively acidity too. The wine is powerful and penetrating, firm and tight and long. Lots of mineral aromas and flavours, tight and bunched-up, a touch astringent just now and needs time to relax and unfurl its wares. Sweet fruit submerged in power and structure." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

92 Points - "A cool and daringly dry style of shiraz with discreet red fruit plus savory and tobacco leaf aromas. Serious tannins on the compact and slightly lean palate. This needs some more time in bottle to fully harmonize all this. Drinkable now, but best from 2024." - JamesSuckling.com

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