Winemaker, Kim Teusner, is all about capturing the boldness of the Barossa while targeting vibrancy and elegance. To do this, he and viticulturalist Mick Page source their grapes from old, named vineyards around the Barossa Valley. This shiraz is produced from grapes grown by the Riebke family from their old, low yield vines in the Ebenezer the northern sub-region of the Barossa known for its old vines producing high quality, structural shirazs.
There is freshness to be found here, along with ripe raspberry, black plums, liquorice, black pepper and brown spice. Succulent tannins fill out the body but keep the full bodied, palate well shaped. It is a big hearted wine with some solid, creamy oak in support of that generous fruit however, it has the elegance not to be restricted to be ‘winter warmer’. Enjoy with a venison or beef pie. The Riebke is also a good wine to keep for a good few years before opening.
Quickie review «A bolder, fleshier yet contained expression of Barossan Shiraz with plenty of plum and berry fruit on display. While the oak is solid, it does not make The Riebke blocky at all.»
Country of Oigin: Ebenezer, Barossa Valley, Australia
Tasting Date: October 2018
Price: AU $27 | UK £20 | USA $
Drink: now – 5+ years
Needs food: no