Deep crimson red with a purple hue.
Aromas of blueberries and prunes, with notes of pepper, cigar box, herbs and hints of leather.
Wonderful depth of palate, with herbs and spice, blueberries and soft, generous tannins. A well-balanced wine with great natural acid.
The 2017 fruit was handpicked. Naturally fermented in open 500L vats with gentle hand plunging each day. The wine has been matured in used French oak Hogsheads for 12 months.
A perfect pairing for this shiraz cabernet sauvignon blend is a BBQ – spiced sausages and lamb chops or char grilled spatchcock.
The resulting wet soils from the 2017 growing season provides a good foundation for our dry grown vines. Cool wet weather early in the year was followed by a long spell of warm weather, perfect for slow ripening and delivering well-structured, aromatic fruit.
HOBBS 'TIN LIDS' BAROSSA 2017 SHIRAZ CABERNET
WINEMAKERS: Peter Schell, Allison Hobbs, Greg Hobbs
GRAPE VARIETY: Shiraz 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 40%
BOTTLED: June 2018
GROWING AREA: Barossa Ranges
ALC %/VOL: 15.3 % Alc/Vol
TA: 5.9 g/l
CELLAR POTENTIAL: 10+ years
OAK: French Oak