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"Terrific fruit power, rounded tannins, finishing long & satisfying" Wine Orbit

"The gorgeously expressed bouquet shows black/blueberry, spiced cherry, dark chocolate & roasted nut" Wine Orbit

Perfect with classic roast beef & horseradish

Little Giant Single Vineyard Premium Barossa Shiraz 2019 (Australia)

Member rating / 7
Elsewhere $29.99 $26.08
Awarded Double Gold Medal Awarded 5 Stars Black Market 5 Stars Awarded 94/100 Points Awarded 93/100 Points Awarded 90/100 Points Single Vineyard
Little Giant Single Vineyard Premium Barossa Shiraz 2019 (Australia)

Little Giant Single Vineyard Premium Barossa Shiraz 2019 (Australia)

Member rating / 7
Light on tannin, big on spicy dark fruit and chocolate sauce
Elsewhere $29.99 $26.08


Awarded Double Gold Medal

New Zealand International Wine Show 2020

Awarded 94/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jun 2020

Awarded 93/100 Points

Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot, Sep 2020

Awarded 90/100 Points

Regan Drew, Wine Collective, Jul 2020


  • French & American oak
  • Chocolate & Mocha
  • Spiced cherry
  • Rounded tannins

"Sweetly fruited and perfumed, the gorgeously expressed bouquet shows black/blueberry, spiced cherry, dark chocolate and roasted nut aromas, leading to a concentrated palate that's richly textured and persistent. The wine offers terrific fruit power backed by rounded tannins, finishing long and satisfying. At its best: now to 2029" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jun 2020

"It's a premium, single vineyard wine, in a fancy squat bottle. I guess it's giving the consumers of the sweetish Little Giant Shiraz a chance to upgrade. Bold, dark, sweetly fruited, sage and spice. It's light on tannin, big on spicy dark fruit and chocolate sauce, with maybe a few nuts tossed in. The finish is solid, a little lick of tannin... and has a sort of vintage port perfume about it, which is interesting" Gary Walsh, WineFront, May 2020

"Made by the ever reliable Corey Ryan, this primary, youthful wine has earthy mocha, crispy malt, varietal plum and more elegant notes of cherry and dried cranberry through to a chalky, dry finish" Regan Drew, Wine Collective, Jul 2020

"Don’t let the wombat put you off – this is a very serious Barossa Valley Shiraz made with fruit off a single vineyard from the Light Pass sub-region at the Northern end of the valley. It is deeply coloured and a good example of the modern Barossan style with lashings of fruit and oak coming together in a dangerously drinkable package. There are layers of blackberry jam, dried spices and baked earth plus some significant but not overdone oak. In the mouth it is fleshy, rich and balanced with plenty of mature tannins well integrated with ripe fruit before a long and supple finish. A good wine that will impress fans of the Barossa, and age well too" Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot, Sep 2020

The Light Pass sub-region of the Barossa Valley makes up the fruit source with typical plum, red licorice, chocolate and mocha characters adding interest and freshness. This is a contemporary Barossa Shiraz having spent maturation time in older oak adding subtle vanilla and earthy nuance. There’s softness on the finish while maintaining freshness and vibrancy.

Barossa Winemakers were happy with the end of vintage, citing a high-quality vintage and good yields. Growing season started off well with light rainfall. October and November saw dryer conditions with above average warmer ripening days seeing vine canopies prosper. Dry and warm at the start of the year with just enough rain to retain moisture ensured good even conditions followed by an auspicious Indian Summer with just the right balance of sunshine and rain.

Little Giant Shiraz is crafted from fruit sourced from select premium vineyard in the Light Pass region of the Barossa Valley. Picked in the cool of the morning to retain freshness, the fruit is de-stemming and fermented in stainless steel tank. The wine then spent nine months in used large format French and American oak barrels to build structure whilst softening the palate and develop flavour complexity without overt extraction of oak characters.

The southern hairy-nose wombat is smaller than other wombats but is stocky, robust and the proud state emblem of South Australia. Like the might of the little wombat, Little Giant is crafted from premium regional South Australian fruit from established vineyards that deliver character and interest well above their size and weight. Hand-crafted and made with minimal additions and preservatives, these are wines made of the vineyard. The grapes are picked at optimal ripeness, minimally handled in the winery and fruit vibrancy is not hidden by non-essential artifact. Seeking first and foremost fruit expression, drinkability and to be a great accompaniment to food. Don’t let the size fool you, these are wines you’ll want to drink.

Food Pairing: Pair with a classic roast beef and horseradish.


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Beautiful drop right here!

Richard - 24/09/2020


Gary - 22/08/2020

A Little Stunner, Soft & full, & then there is that bottle.

Malcolm - 02/10/2020

Needs some time to breath before drinking

Peter - 07/09/2020


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