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Longview Yakka Shiraz has been a remarkably consistent performer over the past decade and become a favourite for those seeking a high-quality Adelaide Hills Shiraz at a very reasonable price.
The 2019 Longview Yakka Shiraz is another medium-bodied, Adelaide Hills Shiraz displaying vibrant blue fruits flavours, dark chocolate, coffee and a nice touch of subtle oak. A cool-climate Shiraz of impressive balance and length, this again delivers exceptional value for money drinking.
"Pepper and spice, grilled meat and dried herbs, blue fruit and a little vanilla oak. Medium-bodied, meaty and spicy, powdery tannin, acidity sits a little outside the wine, as a minor distraction, with a meaty and spicy finish of solid length. No mistaking it for anything other than Hills Shiraz. Good. 91 Points Tasted: Jun21 14% alc. $30 Screwcap Drink: 2021 - 2026+" - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.
Longview is located on the South Eastern Ridge of the Mt Lofty Ranges and to the south has the southern ocean and to the east Lake Alexandrina. This accounts for a slightly higher average temperature than the rest of the Adelaide Hills while still remaining a cool-climate site.
Most rainfall occurs in winter and throughout summer warm days are followed by cool winds shifting from the southern waters of Lake Alexandrina and the coast. Consequently these conditions result in a very high diurnal range which is quite site specific, ensuring a breadth of flavours and aromatics in the grape berry.
Longview wines are all from its single estate and therefore much of the work to provide depth and character is completed in the vineyard. Each block is serviced differently, in order to build complex flavour profiles which are then fermented separately and blended to make the wine of any one vintage. With a site perfect for Macclesfield’s unique micro-climate, Longview Vineyard produces exceptional flavoursome, graceful cool climate wines.
Longview's Yakka Shiraz has become synonymous for high quality Adelaide Hills Shiraz, as has their Whippet Sauvignon Blanc, which is always one of the leading examples from the Adelaide Hills. Other standouts from Longview are their high quality Cabernet Sauvignon while in recent times their Gruner Veltliner has marked itself as one of Australia's most promising examples of this native Austrian white wine variety.
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