2021 Hewitson 'Ned & Henrys' Barossa Valley Shiraz
Dean Hewitson was a winemaker at Petaluma for 10 years as well as working vintages in France and America.
- 94pts Ray Jordan"A generous and hugely flavoursome Barossa Shiraz delivered with a modern finesse and refinement that marks so many of these Barossa wines these days. There’s almost a carbonic maceration character evident on the nose and through into the palate. Bright and lively with a slight vineyard character of ironstone providing balance and offsetting the plush fruit. Love the palate with that slight ferruginous finish."
- 94pts Sam Kim "Gorgeously composed and expressed, the wine is filled with blackberry and sweet cherry flavours with nuances of toasted almond and olive. It's flavoursome and soothing in the mouth with fine texture and supple tannins, finishing long and satisfying. At its best: now to 2033"
- 93pts James Halliday (Dave Brooks) "A wonderfully fragrant and juicy shiraz from Dean Hewitson. Packed with super-ripe plum and dark cherry fruits with hints of exotic spice, violets, jasmine, licorice, dark chocolate and earth. There's a nice sense of fruit purity and detail on the palate, tannins all powdery and sexy, the cadence crisp and clear and a sense of harmony on a finish that shows some nice sustain for the price." PRICE: $30