Although turning 80 soon legendary Hunter winemaker Karl Stockhausen is still consulted on the make up of this wine. Powerful red fruits with plum and redcurrants to the fore. Some well handled new oak. Dry lifted fruit as well as spice and savoury notes. Medium tannins, well balanced with some astutely handled but noticeable tannins adding structure. Well priced.
Karl Stockhausen Shiraz 2011
Outstanding (Score range 95-100)
Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.
Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)
A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.
Recommended (Score range 89-91)
An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.