Hutton Vale Farm Shiraz – Museum Release 2006
Established in 1843, and now under the watchful eye of the 7th generation Angas family, Hutton Vale Farm is truly a gem in the crown of the broader Barossa region. The family is directly connected to those who first settled in the hills and the property is an intrinsic part of the history of the Barossa (ever wondered who the town of Angaston was named after?). Their activities have diversified over the years to include making premium, small parcels of Riesling, Shiraz, Grenache & Cabernet, with their original Shiraz blocks established with cuttings from the nearby Mount Edelstone vineyard. It truly is an outstanding range and we consider them to be a true icon of the Barossa.
The pedigree and provenance of the Shiraz vineyards at Hutton Vale Farm is impressive. The ‘old’ block was planted in the 1960s with cuttings taken from the nearby Mount Edelstone vineyard. 50 years or more down the track, the old dry grown vines continue to survive, the dry conditions a perfect foil for the natural vigour of Shiraz. The ‘young’ block was planted to the East in the 1990s on a sloping site in a similarly tough environment, using cuttings taken from the ‘old’ block.
There’s a generosity of dark red and black fruits, whole black pepper spice and herbs on the nose. The palate is brimming with brooding dark red fruits and salty-savoury liquorice notes that characterise Shiraz from this area. The finish is seamless, fine and long. Shiraz from Hutton Vale Farm has proven cellaring pedigree and should evolve over the next 25 years.
97 Points – 2021 Halliday Wine Companion
“This is a beautiful wine, its aroma, its palate, its weight, its varietal and regional expression giving rise to a continuous stream of velvety pleasure. Flawless”
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