Wine: 2017 Hobbs Gregor Shiraz
Release Price: $145
Drink Date: 2020-2035
Reviewed by: Joe Czerwinski
Issue Date: July 31, 2020
Source: End of July 2020, The Advocate
From: Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley
For those unfamiliar with the wine, the Gregor is made from partially dried grapes, similar to the process in Amarone. The grapes are picked, then stored in a specially built ventilated shed until ready for crushing. The 2017 Gregor Shiraz is a thick, unctuous example, although maybe not as powerful as some previous vintages. Plums, blackberries, vanilla and toasted oak come together on the nose, while the full-bodied palate is rich and velvety in texture and yet surprisingly drinkable and long on the finish. At 15.5% alcohol, and as balanced as it is, it’s a wine you could conceivably enjoy with your red-meat main course, not just on its own or with cheese.
For the quality, the pricing of these small-production gems is actually reasonable. The difficult part of acquiring them will be actually finding some in the market. There are a total of 712 cases of the Gregor, 233 of Tango and 173 cases of the 1905.
Source: Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The wines of Hobbs of Barossa Ranges and the 2017 Hobbs Gregor Shiraz are exclusively available in the US through Quigley Fine Wines. To place your order, please email email@example.com or call us at (619) 795-7043.