Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Gundog Estate 2021 Hilltops No.1 Shiraz

So you like your shiraz with plenty of meat on its bones, but not an ounce of flab. This is the bigger, more assertive, of two impressive shirazes from the cool Hilltops region outside Young in regional New South Wales. The fruit for this one is sourced from Brian Freeman's immaculately tended vineyards at Prunevale, and Gundog winemaker Matt Burton has delivered plenty of drive, but also some bright acidity and poise. It paired very well with a Tomahawk steak and horse radish. The No.2 is a more elegant style, more those looking for a little less power and more precision. Both offer good drinking at $35. www.gundogestate.com.au 

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