Longview Yakka Shiraz 2010 picked up Gold at this years Sydney wine show and is matured on 40% new French oak and 60% old for 12 months. It shows Plum, red berries, coffee, eucalyptus, and that typical spicy white pepper character that you find in Macclesfield fruit. (It’s no surprise to find out that Shaw and Smith use a vast amount of this Shiraz fruit to make their lauded Shiraz.) It has a rich palate of black fruits and layered tannins with a spicy, long finish.
WATCH THIS VIDEO – Debra Meiburg MW meets the Saturno brothers, Longview Vineyard – Debra meets the charming Saturno brothers, Peter and Mark from Longview in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. Unique producers of Shiraz and Nebbiolo in the cool-climate region, the self-described wine industry “mavericks” tell Debra how and why they are doing things differently and how it is paying off.
Situated among some of the region’s most picturesque vineyard country, Longview Vineyard is recognised as one of the Adelaide Hills’ leading modern vignerons, crafting a distinguished line-up of wines from each finely-tuned piece of their vineyard. In addition to the region’s proven affinity for Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, Longview’s southerly location is leading the charge of highly regarded Adelaide Hills Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, drawing international critical acclaim along with a swag of awards. Longview Vineyard is proudly family owned and strictly estate grown.
“If we had a Wine of the Week section at The Wine Front, I’d be putting Longview Yakka Shiraz 2010 up as a nomination. Price, flavour, finesse; all are running in this wine’s favour. It’s juicy and up-front delicious but fine and filligreed through the finish. Flavours of plum, soy, toasty vanilla, (gentle) dried spice and violets. It’s a pretty wine. Medium in weight. Expressive on the nose and lively in the mouth. But it’s more than just a pretty face; it has length, and class. Rated: 93+ Points Alcohol: 14.5% Price: $27 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2016 – 2022+”- Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front