Four in Hand Shiraz 2016
The Barossa is probably Australia's most famous Shiraz region, approximately 40km long by 35km wide. It was named by Colonel William Light in 1837, after a victory over the French by the British army. It was actually meant to be called "Barrosa" but it seems somewhere someone made a spelling mistake.
Winemaker Chris Hancock has been immersed in wine for the Oatley gamily over three decades. He agrees with his long term friend, mentor and four-in-hand driver, the late Bob Oatley, that above all, wine but be a "good drink". As with a master coachman, Chris has honed his thorough knowledge of every detail, and constant practice to perfect. In addition, much patience and perseverance is required. Steely courage to reject all but the finest fruit. Steady hands to guide he winemaking team. A light touch to let the characteristic of both fruit and terroir speak for themselves. An finally, the patience and perseverance to let the wines mature and develop.
A generous, richly flavoured wine tasting of dark berries, chocolate and mocha with smooth tannins.