Best Wine Trophy – Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2017
Best SA Shiraz Trophy – Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2017
Gold Medal – Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2017
Gold Medal – Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2017
Gold Medal – Royal Perth Wine Show 2017
Gold Medal – Cowra Wine Show 2017
Gold Medal National Wine Show 2017
95 Points Royal Melbourne Awards 2017
95 Points National Wine Show 2017
A $22 BAROSSA shiraz has beaten close to 400 competitors to be named the best wine in this year’s Great Australian Shiraz Challenge.
The 2015 Four in Hand Shiraz, a Robert Oatley Vineyards wine made by esteemed winemaker Chris Hancock, was first voted best SA shiraz before taking out the major national award, a feat in itself given more than 40 per cent of entries originated from SA.
The Challenge is one of the most prestigious single variety competitions in the country and concentrates on Australia’s most popular red wine style.
The Four in Hand punched above its weight in the judging beating the average $54 price of all wines entered. It also shines well above last year’s winner, from NSW, which retailed at $120.
Having set out to make a mid-weight style of Shiraz that shows definitive regional typicity, we’re very pleased with the result. With moderate alcohol and very supple oak influence, Barossa dark fruits and black chocolate characters rise to the fore, it’s generous and appealing, with soft, fine powdery tannins and lovely length of flavour.