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"You just never know where you are with The Willows. Well, you always know where you are, in that The Willows is always going to supply some of the most joyously lush and pleasurable wines in your year's drinking. But will it be the Shiraz or the Cabernet?" - Oz Clarke

Willows Vineyard Barossa Shiraz 2012 14.5% 6x75

Willows Vineyard Barossa Shiraz 2012 14.5% 6x75

Price: 90.00


HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - Decanter Magazine Australian Shiraz Tasting
"Smoky, struck flint aromas unfurl onto a plush, velvety texture in the mouth. It is a rigorous wine with dominating savoury flavours and a eucalyptus undertone. The alcohol is well hidden through a discretely supportive tannic structure. Drink 2017-2021"

Dense, vibrant colour is a feature of this brooding beauty, along with very ripe, sweet fruit, reminiscent of plum, blackberry and pepper on the nose. The palate is generous, ripe and mouth filling exhibiting berry and cinnamon spice flavours, along with oak-derived mocha overtones and harmonious, soft yet defined tannins.

The Willows Story

The Scholz family have lived at Light Pass, a tiny hamlet in the eastern Barossa Valley since 1845, when 40 year-old Johann Gottfried joined his neighbours to flee the religious persecution of his Silesian homeland, and emigrate to a fertile valley on the other side of the world - the Barossa.
Peter Scholz, the sixth generation of the family, graduated from Australia's premier winemaker training institution, Roseworthy Agricultural College in 1979. He served his "apprenticeship" under the guidance of Peter Lehmann - first at Saltram and later at Peter Lehmann Wines - and worked with luminaries such as Andrew Wigan and Charlie Melton over a 20 year period.

Peter made the first vintage of The Willows in 1987 and released his first wine in 1989, when the cellar door opened adjacent to the century old Willows hospital.

In 1999 Peter returned to The Willows as full time winemaker.

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