2020 house of straw shiraz

the 2020 house of straw shiraz is a lovely little wine from our friends will and xanthe down at young (the hilltops region).

young has always had a very strong association with agriculture and many people will instantly connect young with cherries and sheep, but it has had for many years now a very credible wine industry.

i’d suggest in the last decade it’s been the most consistent wine region in nsw.

house of straw wines are designed to be elegant and that is something will and xanthe’s vineyards do exceptionally well.

this is a mid weight shiraz with a lovely perfume and a soft, lingering palate.

it was made in a larger oak, which has had the effect of giving new oak flavours to the wine, but not overpowering it.

it’s a classy little number which would reward immediate drinking or mid term cellaring.

try it with a tender steak or a wild mushroom risotto.