Four Men and a Shed Barossa Reserve Shiraz 2017

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by Stuart Bourne

95%
of 164
would buy again
95%
of 164
About this rating

This rating is unique to the current vintage. If you’re interested to compare, you can see how the previous vintages were rated below…

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

95% of 164

2016

89% of 103

2015

97% of 235

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Only the best of the best made the cut

    • You guessed it - the best of the best. This rich, firm and full bodied red wine shows all the hallmarks of what the region and variety are famous for. Rich, brooding dark red, blue and black fruits with silky smooth oak and abundantly rich flavours.

    • Within this enticing bottle lies simply the best selection of Shiraz fruit from small parcels from 5 local grape growing families growers throughout the Barossa. Traditional labour-intensive basket pressing was the only choice for Stu, ensuring the grapes were treated gently and that he could end up with exactly the right balance of flavour and tannin. Almost 2 years in French oak sent this juice to off-the-scale highs of deliciousness, and even THEN only the finest barrels were tested and hand picked to become the Reserve wine for 2017.

    • When it comes to their passion - Barossa Shiraz - this wine is the pinnacle for Stuey and his three amigos. They are true believers in minimum intervention, only getting involved with the fruit when they have to. It doesn't get much more ‘small scale’, ‘hand crafted’ or ‘artisanal high-end’ than this. With only 500 cases in existence don't be the Angel that misses out.

Ageing advice
If not consumed now - in it's vibrancy - then keep for up to another 10 years from now - it will cellar beautifully. All good reserve wines ar emade to be cellared if required.

Serving advice
Decant prior to serving - all good red deserves it.

Local food match
Slow cooked lamb shanks or a big old steak - or even just a simple peasant cassoulet..........needs rich food.

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