2021 Shiraz by Farr
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2021 Shiraz by Farr

Geelong, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$99. 99
$1199.88 Dozen
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Diam Cork

Shiraz fruit comes from the original By Farr vineyard, planted in 1994. It lies on a north-facing slope, and the red volcanic soil has a base of limestone with deep-set sandstone. All fruit is hand-picked from the VSP trellising, with 20 per cent left as whole bunches in the fermentation. Most years between 2 and 4 per cent viognier is co-ferment with the shiraz. Fermentation is started by indigenous yeast, with the fruit mecareting in the tank for 19 days before pressing. The wine is matured for 18 months in French oak (20% being new oak), and is bottled under vacuum.

Other Reviews....
Nick Farr knows how to make wine. That’s my t-shirt slogan for today, and if any retailer prints it I’ll buy one.
This is a glorious cool-climate shiraz. It’s sweet, it’s savoury, it’s truffly, it’s massed with roasted nut characters and it’s many other things besides. There is so much gorgeousness here. It’s built on cherries, plums, toffees, twigs, spices and leaves, but that’s just the starters. It’s tight too, and as it expands and unfolds it keeps its tannin and acid rigidly in place; it’s always a marvel to see a backline, in football of all codes, hold its formation as the chaos of attack is unleashed, and that’s what this wine is like. It holds its shape as the dream is laid out. It’s super. Drink 2024 - 2034+
96 Points
Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front

Lifted cooler climatic notes of charcuterie, lilac, clove and dried kelp. An excellent nose, with hints of briar and dill suggesting a good portion of whole bunches in the mix. A skein of peppery, juicy acidity drags this to exceptional length, sublimating the edginess of the whole-bunch quotient into an impressive, greater whole. This is fine shiraz, auguring for development over eight years in bottle. Drink or hold.
96 points