Double Gold Medal – China Wine & Spirits Awards 2020
As the winery says.. "Woodhenge is a monument to "BIG" ideas and to a unique vision of what makes Wirra Wirra special and well, a bloody big fence that weighs about 10 tonnes." Named after that fence, Woodhenge Shiraz shares many of it's endearing qualities; it's big, solid, crowd pleasing and definitely something out of the ordinary.
Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"Woodhenge is a monument to “big” ideas and to Greg Trott’s unique vision of what makes Wirra Wirra special and well, a bloody big fence that weighs about 10 tonnes. Our spin on the classic McLaren Vale style it is rich and bold with mouth-filling fruits and fine sandy tannins that give it a long and persistent finish, built to go the distance.
Aromas offer an enticing array of dark red, blue and black fruits – think plums, blackberries and a hint of fruitcake. Add to this notes of liquorice, spicy oak, dark chocolate as well as cedar and leather. Bright raspberry freshness blends on the palate with the darker fruits, cacao and spice. The concentration of fruit combines with delicious, grainy tannins to give a viscosity to this textured and brooding wine. With savoury notes and bright acidity, it is a mouthful that remains vibrant to the finish"
Reviews for the 2017 vintage below…
4 Stars Cuisine Australia Shiraz Tasting, June 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"A bright and energetic wine much like the personality of the winery’s founder the late Greg Trott. Raspberries, black currants and a touch of mint that speaks of the site. A balanced wine that is supported by tight tannins and medium acidity."
94/100 Toni Paterson, The Real Review (2017 Vintage)
"Classic McLaren Vale shiraz, with excellent density and brightness. Extraordinary fruit intensity with dried cherry, ripe plum and blackberry jam plus hints of vanilla bean, clove, chocolate and liquorice. An appropriate tannin layer frames the fruit. It’s a wine for those who like their reds rich and concentrated. Top value."
92/100 Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com (2017 Vintage)
"This has a deeply ripe and very attractive style with such fresh red-fruit aromas, as well as notes of blood oranges. The palate has a very fine thread of mid-palate, grainy tannin that carries raspberry and chocolate flavours long and fresh. Drink or hold."
91/100 Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, March 2020 (2017 Vintage)
"Give the people what they want. Big smooth chocolate, liquorice and plum flavour, smooth and creamy, with a centre of blood orange tang, fleshy tannin, and a solid finish, some toast and vanilla in the aftertaste."