2010 chris ringland, hoffmann shiraz, barossa valley
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple in colour, the 2010 Hoffman Vineyard Shiraz possesses an extraordinary nose of cassis, crushed blackberries, earth, Bovril and yeast extract with licorice, spice box and dried herbs hints. Full-bodied, rich and densely packed, with a lovely backbone of ripe tannins and great freshness, the long finish here is just incredible. A true 'wow' wine, this complex beauty certainly has the potential to hit 'perfection' with a little more time in bottle. Drink to 2035.