Winter Creek Barossa Shiraz 2003 (review)

88 points

Barossa Valley, South Australia. around $25

Very well made, well balanced wine. Good oak fruit acid tannin balance – all components noticeable at present but they sit very well together. Hugely ripe, reflecting the very hot vintage. It’s quite honestly like a dry Vintage Port, not ‘porty’ in the sense of sweet or jammy. Like a good Portugeuse VP but without the sweetness, nor (all of) the alcohol.

I think it is pretty impressive winemaking. But I personally don’t consider this anywhere near as enjoyable or complex as the 2002 and I’m not really looking to drink dry port.

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