This Shiraz is soft and generous with a gorgeous purity that belies the name ‘Gnarly Dudes.’ Heady, black-cherry sweetness snuggles up against the power of blue-fruit in a blanket of silky tannins. This has the concentration and spicy length we love from Barossa, with bright berry notes to keep everything lively and fresh. Overall, a wonderful, complex mix of factors that flow together into a harmonious whole we can’t get enough of.
Very rich, open-knit aromas here with ripe raspberries and blackberries given full voice. The palate’s silky mouth feel carries plenty of blackberry and dark-plum flavor.WS91
Blackberry, spiced plum and lavender details mingle with dark chocolate, black pepper, gunpowder tea and dried porcini mushroom accents that linger on the finish. Tannins are appealingly firm on the finish.WA90
As always, sourced from the Barossa Valley, the 2019 Gnarly Dudes Shiraz features darker fruit tones than the McLaren Vale-based Angel's Share. Blackberries and hints of black olive mark the nose, while the medium to full-bodied palate is lined with supple tannins and brambly spice nuances, leading into a softly dusty finish.