2020 Classic Dry Red
From the Knights Family vineyard.
A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Shiraz from a vineyard in Light Pass. I believe winemaker Erin Pooley has returned home from California, and will make wines from the King Valley, though due to smoke issues in that region in 2020, gained access to some Barossa fruit with the help of the ever affable Alex Head. This wine feels informed by a slightly different sensibility than is normal with Barossa wines. Crushed blackcurrant and blackberry, a fine leafy and floral perfume too. Medium-bodied, juicy, but full of fleshy shale-like tannin, no discernable oak, black olives, freshness and energy, and a ripe small berried finish of excellent length. What a delight to drink. Beautiful wine. Highly recommended. Gary Walsh - The Wine Front