Longhop Shiraz 2009 named “Best Buy under $15”

Longhop Shiraz, Mount Lofty Ranges 2009 has been named a “Best Buy Wines $15 and under in Gourmet Traveller Wine’s Oct/Nov 2010 edition.   Max Allen wrote:   “The Longhop and Old Plains wines are a side project of Domenic Torzi (of Torzi Matthews in the Eden Valley) and old school mate, Tim Freedland, made from old vineyards on the hot Adelaide Plains. To be honest, until now I’ve found most of the Longhop wines a little on the one-dimensional blockbuster side: heaps of overripe jamminess and not much else. This latest vintage, though, is different. Yes, there is oodles of black fruit but it’s held in check by a savoury, toasty finish.” Max Allen.