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  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Lamb

The Story

This wine is named as a tribute to Johann Gottlieb Rosenzweig, one of the early Barossa Lutheran pioneers who settled at Parrot Hill in Eden Valley. Their toil, perseverance and conservatism in hardship has meant the many generations that followed have rejoiced in the riches of those efforts. Shiraz, growing on the fertile slopes in the Eden Valley region, is just one of those blessings.

The wine was produced from a small selection of low-yielding dry-grown shiraz vines from the Hill of Grace vineyard, named the Post Office block, that were a mere 23 years old at the time of picking and therefore considered too young for inclusion into Hill of Grace Shiraz. The quality of the grapes from this selection produced a wine that was too good to be declassified and warranted a separate bottling and limited release. The Post Office ruins are on the land that was previously Rosenzweig property, the Rosenzweig name translating from German to ‘rose twig’.

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A cult classic, cellar door only, made from Shiraz from the famous Hill of Grace vineyard, but from vines which are considered as still too young to make that iconic wine, though that still makes them older than found in many flagship wines. The Henschkes loved the 2010 vintage and see characters in this wine which link it to Hill of Grace, characters they have not encountered in previous vintages (perhaps the vines are maturing into an age where they might be considered for HoG). Intense aromatics, more red fruits than in some of their wines. Roast meat notes, some choc/cherry characters and vanillin touches. Good oak, but it did seem as though it was still in the process of integration. This is more primal than many of their wines. High quality, though. 

Score: 96/100

Best drinking: leave it for a decade and then drink over the next couple. 

Alc: 14.5%

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Origin

South Australia, Eden Valley

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