The Lone Goose Shiraz
James Halliday 96 score
Grape: 97% Shiraz; 3% Viognier
Original: Barossa Valley
Type: Dry Red Wine
Includes 3% co-fermented viognier, hand-picked, destemmed, wild-fermented in open 5-tonne pots, basket-pressed to used French barriques for 20 months. A (probably intended exercise comparing the outcome of oak selection) less dense wine, the fruit more obvious thanks to co-fermentation and no new oak. It's still formidable, but moves around the mouth with greater freedom, with an easier texture.
---James Halliday Wine Companion 2019
The Lone Goose Awarded Gold Medal at HK International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018