2018 Izway Harold Shiraz
Pure Northern Barossa Shiraz from a tiny old plot planted in 1895.
Harold Fisher was an old, traditional, grain farmer who bought tractors from my dad. His name also bestows Dad’s favourite fishing rod. Much like Harold we think this wine will improve with age.
The 2018 Harold opens with intense aromas of black olive, cassis and coffee, complimented by subtler tones of lavender and violets. It is immediately apparent that is a powerful, dark, brooding and soulful wine. The texture is rich yet lithe, and the freshness in the wine carries the depth with poise. Liquorice, dark chocolate and blackberry dominate the classically brackish palate. The cool vintage conditions provided balanced acidity and soft, ripe tannin.
This is a limited release; a one-off made from this ancient vineyard in the heart and soul of the western ridge of the Barossa.
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