Linke Barossa Valley Shiraz

Big, luxuriously, velvety Barossa at its best!

Linke Barossa Valley Shiraz

2019, Barossa Valley Australia
  • Big, full-on, luxuriously velvety smooth, rich and opulent Barossa Shiraz with a tonne of flavour
  • 5 Stars, 94/100 (Sam Kim) - "This is opulent and powerful...sumptuous mouthfeel and velvety texture"
  • Single block, from 21 year old vines, aged 18 months in American oak
  • These guys have provided their fruit to the famous St Hallets and Langmeil
  • RRP $25.99

    $19.99

    We’re not just liking the Linke, we’re loving the Linke. Big, full-on, luxuriously velvety smooth, rich and opulent with a tonne of flavour. This has it all!

    The previous two releases have been a big hit – and we mean it! Warning – this Barossa number packs a punch at a whopping 15.9% alcohol. But you’d hardly tell given it slides down easier than a pair of velvet pants! The latest 2018 vintage is out of the traps and it’s another stonking sure to tick the boxes for lovers of this style. In fact, we’d go as far to say this could be the best we’ve tried yet!

    Scoring a huge 94/100 by local critic Sam Kim, he said “This is opulent and powerful, showing blackberry, cedary oak, dark cocoa, game and floral aromas, combined with sumptuous mouthfeel and velvety texture, finishing impressively long and gratifying. At its best: now to 2034..”

    So who are they? Linke are a 5th generation German farming family who settled in the Barossa Valley. They’re 3rd generation grape growers and since 2002 have been produced their own label, Linke.

    For 30 years they’ve been providing their fruit to the famous St Hallett’s winery and also to Langmeil since they started in the mid 90s. So there’s some quality fruit on show that’s for sure.

    This label is produced from their Stonewell Block, from vines that are 21 years old. It’s given 18 months in American oak – which is what helps to give it its glorious velvety smooth, vanilla like characters. Delicious from whoa to go and worth every bean at this price!

    The Lowdown: 15.9% alc / 750ml / Screwcap
    Sam Kim – 94 Points
    Browse Wine | Red | Shiraz | 2019 | Linke

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