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The Islander Estate Vineyards

2019 Bark Hut Road

2019 Bark Hut Road

One of the first wines Jacques' released from The Islander Estate, this 2019 Shiraz Cabernet Franc blend continues a long tradition of excellence. This elegant Bordeaux-style blend offers firm tannins, natural acidity, beautiful blackberry and sarsaparilla notes at the darker end of the fruit spectrum with Oak notes – vanilla and coconut. It will age beautifully – up to 10 years and beyond.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Cabernet Franc Shiraz
Appellation
Kangaroo Island
Vineyard Designation
Jumbuck
Harvest Date
Apr-19
Aging
Drink to 2032
Bottling Date
March-2020
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Enthusiast
91
James Halliday
93
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Halliday Wine Companion 2021: Kangaroo Island's maritime climate is a dominating presence in the wines produced at The Islander. That, and the role of the native bush lands of old-growth eucalyptus and mallee. Both are evident here. Sea spray, red currant, raspberry and spice with an earthy savouriness, reveal a sense of place. A tad reductive on the palate, but it blows away with some swishing to reveal a savoury-infused palate, charcuterie and game with a rising pepper imprint. A complex lovely just starting out. Wine Enthusiast: This is an energetic, engaging wine with tremendous aromatic appeal and racy palate lift. The nose shows distinctly different aromas with black peppercorn popping up first, followed by a refreshing herbal lift. The palate gorges on popping-ripe blackberry and blueberry fruits. The tannins are strapping but well-placed and the acidity is marked and vibrant. The medium-plus body is nicely weighty with solid extraction but no heaviness. Lovely now, this should evolve nicely in the coming years. Drink now–2025.
Ratings
93/100 Halliday Wine Companion 2021 91/100 Wine Enthusiast NY