2020 Scotchmans Hill Shiraz
The Collective Review
You may not expect to find one of the country’s most established Shiraz makers on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula. A hot spot for surfing and some of the best beachfront and country restaurants also cranks out the hits when it comes to wine. With its cool-climate, varying soil profiles and microclimates, there are some real gems to discover. And Scotchmans Hill is a diamond.
With a team headed by Robin Brockett (who also has a side hustle making artisanal single vineyard wines under his own label - they’re delicious, check them out), they are a bastion for boundary pushing, proficient winemaking.
Scotchmans Hill Shiraz 2020 is a real treat for those who want to discover something set apart from the Barossa Big Boys. It’s a monumental wine that continues to redefine this winery's legacy.
The previous two vintages of this wine both scored 98 pts from James Halliday and created quite the stir. This wine has yet to be reviewed by him, but we expect great things.
It’s clear that Bellarine means business. Dive into these incredible wines before they’re all snatched up.
- Producer: Scotchmans Hill
- Varietal: Shiraz
- Region: Bellarine
- Alcohol: 14.0%
- Net volume: 750ml
- Vintage: 2020
- Cellar until 2032
Style GuideLight Intense
A vibrant and complex wine showing lifted red fruits, leading to dark plums with hints of white pepper and French oak spice. The palate is juicy, medium bodied, elegant and flowing with dark fruits, spice and fine integrated tannins. A long, balanced finish that is seamlessly rounded out with the very best French oak. This Shiraz will provide great drinking now and for many years to come.