Source: September 2022 Week 2, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 15th Sep 2022, (RP-93)
The 2017 Love Over Gold Shiraz has all the meaty trappings I expect from the region and the vintage in combination. 2017 was a cooler vintage in the Barossa (it extended up to a month or more later than the usual, with some big rain events in January and February), and the wines have really leaned into the season. It has notes of pastrami, green peppercorns, bacon fat, truffle, black olive, field mushroom and pomegranate molasses. The rhubarb acidity that laces through the finish leaves a maritime trail of brine, kelp and a hint of crushed shell. It’s lacking in freshness, in my opinion, and the leathery characters in the fruit are starting to express, which suggests that leaving it a while longer yet and allowing it to mature into middle age or older will assist in the pleasure department. Over to you.
Drink Date: 2021 – 2040
Love over Gold is made with a deft touch. The wine is magical, its core of fruit caresses the palate and displays great persistence. Love Over Gold?s tertiary aromas and minerality create complexity and drive into an extremely long finish.
Love Over Gold is seasoned in a two year old French Puncheon.
Love Over Gold possesses a core of ripe and defined fruit with tannins that are coating and very long, it will age effortlessly over 20 to 25 years.
The destemmed fruit was transferred into a small open topped fermenter. Gentle pigeage was performed twice daily with the natural ferment progressing at a cool 24 degrees. Once ferment was complete and after 24 days, free run was drained to a 2 year old extra tight grained puncheon.