2021 Kin Shiraz
Thrillingly bright and vivid wine, from the intense purple colour to the lifted violet, berry and charcuterie aromas. Light on its feet but with plenty of bright, cool fruit and well-integrated, grainy tannin.
Estate grown and made
Certified organic and biodynamic fruit
450 dozen and 150 magnums made
“A very impressive example of Barossa Shiraz here showing both the superb ripeness and power of the region but also with delicious detail. It is a deep ruby in colour and opens with plush mulberry Shiraz fruits. But it’s what lies underneath that most impresses with savoury liquorice allsorts, black pepper and earth plus a touch of stalky herbs lifting this far above your run of the mill Barossan. Generously proportioned fruit pastille and jubey flavours follow with good impact and a delicious youthful vitality before filling out and then finishing long and supple. It’s a stylish and early drinking Barossan perfect for gourmet sausage rolls."
94 points, Angus Hughson, winepilot.com
"Sourced from 3 different parcels of younger-vine Shiraz; P14, 80% whole bunches in 2700L old oak foudre; Bl23, 50% whole bunches in a concrete tulip; Bl20, destemmed into a concrete tulip. NASAA certified organic and biodynamic. Juicy, wild and vinous with pronounced bunchy tones. Pure plum and black fruits, exotic spice, amaro herbs, purple flowers and earth with grippy, sinewy tannin sway and a slurpy, wild-eyed feel on the finish."
93 points, Dave Brookes, winecompanion.com.au
"Yes, Alkina are Grenache superstars, but they also make brilliant Barossa Shiraz. This hails from three blocks of their younger Shiraz – 47% from Polygon 14 (clay), 37% from Block 23 and 16% from Block 20. This is their first release of this wine and they could hardly have picked a better vintage for it. Deep magenta/purple. We have spices, mulberries, aniseed and blueberries, with chocolate running throughout. Violets and roast meats too. A ripe, supple, concentrated and plush palate is carried by freshness and fine powdery tannins through to a finish with excellent length. This has ten years ahead of it – remarkable value."
93 points, Ken Gargett, winepilot.com
"Tremendously intense deep purple colour; the bouquet reductive and young, needing air. The wine is intense and bold, with emery-like tannins and a little rawness that it needs time to lose. Stacks of fruit in a blackberry, dark-plum and graphite-like style. Firm and long in the finish. The reduction was very persistent. (Young vines, 50% whole-bunch, fermented in concrete and aged in foudre and concrete)."
90 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review