Gomersal is one of the warmest subregions of the Barossa. Soils are varied and some not ideally suited for growing Shiraz. The Murray Street Gomersal vineyard is in one of the better locations with sandy and lime soils, to my knowledge.
The 2008 MSV Gomersal Estate Shiraz shows a very strong vanilla bouquet. It dominates the palate as well, covering the underlying concentrated blackberry fruit and the ripe tannins. This wine has been aged in new and used American oak for 18 months. Unfortunately, the oak is so dominant that it makes the wine quite one-dimensional.
* - Barossa Valley, SA* * - $50-$120* - Cork - 13.5%alc *Joseph or Black Shiraz? My mind shudders at the thought of picking a favourite sparkling red. I lo...