Longhop Shiraz 2009 – Built like a Rhinocerous !
Campbell Mattinson recently tasted Longhop Shiraz 2009 and reviewed it in Sunday Telegraph Magazine (Sydney) and Sunday Herald Sun Magazine (Melbourne), July 25, 2010:
sees anyone arguing in favour of “lighter bodied” or more “food-friendly” reds, he calmly points out,
“No wine can ever have too much flavour. It’s like saying you wish you were a slower runner.”
Last time I went around to his place, I packed a clutch of the biggest, baddest and most intense reds
I could find – shiraz from various South Australian wine regions, to be more specific I had four bottles,
ranging in price from $16 to $85. Do you know which one made his heart race? You guessed it – the $16 one. I wasn’t really a surprise, because it’s easily one of the best-value reds on the market. It’s called
Longhop Shiraz 2009 and it’s a gorgeous mix of cedary oak and minty, blackberry, smoky fruit flavour. Fantastic with rosemary and lamb sausages.”