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"Sumptuous & immensely appealing" Wine Orbit

"A beautifully multi-dimensional wine that packs a serious punch" Angus Hughson

Perfect with anything on the barbecue or classic roast beef & horseradish

Little Giant Single Vineyard Premium Barossa Shiraz 2018 (Australia)

Member rating / 10
$25.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $29.99 $26.08
6 Btls, $155.94 6 Btls, $135.60
Awarded Gold Medal Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 94/100 Points Awarded 93/100 Points Single Vineyard
Little Giant Single Vineyard Premium Barossa Shiraz 2018 (Australia)

Little Giant Single Vineyard Premium Barossa Shiraz 2018 (Australia)

Member rating / 10
Barossa fans will lap this up
$25.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $29.99 $26.08
6 Btls, $155.94 6 Btls, $135.60

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal

China Wine & Spirits Awards 2021

Awarded Gold Medal

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2021

Awarded 94/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Awarded 93/100 Points

Angus Hughson, winepilot.com

Description

  • French & American oak
  • Plum & blackberry fruit
  • Chocolate & cedar
  • Plush mouthfeel

"Wonderfully fruited and fabulously aromatic, the wine shows dark fruit richness together with seductive notes of cedar, cocoa and cake spice on the nose. The full-bodied palate is stacked with delectable flavours and plush texture, making it sumptuous and immensely appealing. At its best: now to 2030" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

"Sometimes the wines from the Barossa can be a little simple; powerful and rich but lacking in detail. But here we have a beautifully multi-dimensional wine that packs a serious punch but also carries with it plenty of interesting twists and turns to keep you coming back for more. It stars with a deep, dark ruby colour that is black as night before the wine takes you on a journey from blackberry essence and tar through to cinnamon and black pepper rounded off with vanilla oak. It is followed by a bone dry, dense and ripe palate full of cocoa and liquorice allsorts flavoured fruits providing a high octane ride of Barossa goodness supported by ample but open knit tannins. Barossa fans will lap this up" Angus Hughson, winepilot.com

"It’s bold, sweet and warm with port-like aromatics (and flavours) and loads of blackberried fruit. More and then more. Brandy, stressed herbs, blackberry nip, flashes of black licorice-coated-in-chocolate" Campbell Mattinson

The Barossa Valley makes up the majority of the fruit source with typical plum, red licorice, chocolate and mocha characters whilst the addition of the spicier, elegant fruit of the cooler Eden Valley has added lift, interest and freshness. This is a contemporary Barossa Shiraz having spent maturation time in older oak adding subtle vanilla and earthy nuances. There’s softness on the finish while maintaining freshness and vibrancy.

Barossa Winemakers were happy with at 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 vineyards of both the Barossa Valley and Eden 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 anything from the barbecue.

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Alcohol

14.5%

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NZ (from $5.99)

Member Rating

4.5 Stars

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Excellent wine exactly tasted as described

Roger - 02/09/2021

Full bodied, delicious aromatic and fruited wine. Perfect with any meal!

Magda - 28/08/2021

H
Delicious....can't keep away from it

Helen - 12/08/2021

M
Delicious. Plenty of fruit and power in this classic Barossa style

Mike - 16/09/2021

Not as good as I expected Red Knot is a better Shiraz Still good value for money

Jason - 02/09/2021


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