2006 hobbs, gregor shiraz, barossa valley
Why We're Buying
Hobbs Gregor Shiraz shows why the Barossa Valley is arguably the most prestigious wine-growing region in Australia. The shiraz delivers concentrated black fruit flavors on top of succulent aromas. The estate only releases 600 cases per year, so the demand for this red wine often outpaces supply.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2006 Gregor Shiraz is made from fruit dried on trays in the style of Amarone. More deeply colored than the above two wines, it has a liqueur, Port-like character to its aromas and flavors although it is dry. Notes of licorice and chocolate as well as assorted black fruits make an appearance on the palate. Layered, balanced, and long, this unique effort will continue to blossom with several more years of cellaring and offer a drinking window extending from 2013 to 2026.