Congratulations to Tom Shobbrook on winning of the 2010 Wine Australia Medal, a highly significant award, at the Winemaker of the Year Awards 2010. Tom is one of a group of winemakers working hard to produce natural wines of rare quality. The Medal is given to encourage up-and-coming young members of the wine community.
Shobbrook Barossa Valley Wines are available exclusively through The Winemakers Club.
What they say about Shobbrook Wines:
Biggest surprise, and new discovery, was Shobbrook Wines. Natural wines from the Barossa, with amazing presence, purity and elegance. They’re all great, but two Mouvedres stood out. The Nouveau was just beautiful. A little cloudy, with deliberately high carbon dioxide levels, this was utterly beautiful, showing sweet, elegant, pure fruit. And the Ebenezer Mourvedre 2010 had staggering elegance and pristine black cherry fruit, carrying its ripeness effortlessly. Supple, with an amazing mouthfeel.
Jamie Goode, www.wineanorak.com
Tom Shobbrock has been making waves with his low intervention wines and scooped the Gourmet Traveller Young Winemaker of the Year Award in 2010. The Riesling 2011 is fermented with natural yeast in old 600l barrels. In 2011, a cool, wet year, it displays whip sharp acidity on the attack – bracing, but utterly invigorating, with tase bud etching lemon pips/sherbert lemon and a balancing trace of sweet lemon puff. Long, tight and lean on the finish. Bring on the oysters!
The Riesling 2010 is much less linear, broader, textured and spicy with an attractive greenness for balance and and bite. Lots of interest here; finishes long and limpid with a saline edge.
Sarah Ahmed, www.winedetective.co.uk