De Iuliis Steven Vineyard Shiraz 12pk 2019
Mike De Iuliis, and the namesake winery his parents founded, has been considered one of the “new guard” of Hunter Valley excellence. With exceptional vineyard holdings and a modern winery, Mike has made De Iuliis one of the highest regarded wineries in the region. The wines are classic yet contemporary: age-worthy, elegant, refined and pure.
De Iuliis Steven Vineyard Shiraz 2019
Sourced from a vineyard dating from 1968. A renowned site. Pulpy. Juicy. Sloshy and easy to drink. Best enjoyed cool. Already more than approachable. Reductive aromas of iodine, lilac and blueberry. Lifted. A bit sweet and soft. Easy to like as a plume of clove-doused peppery acidity layers the mouth, imparting some verve. I would like a bit more grip.
Rating: 91 Points
Source: Ned Goodwin MW, Halliday Wine Companion 2022