2012 VSV Hongell Shiraz
Australian Wine Companion—2016 Edition
97 points— From a small block on the western ridge of the Barossa Valley sustainably farmed by Ian and Daniela Hongell. Deeply coloured, it spent 10 days on skins before 12 months in French hogsheads; it is a black-fruited powerhouse that defies logic with its calm elegance derived from skilled handling of its ripe tannins and subtle, cedary French oak.
Winestate - 4 stars
Dark and brooding, with pleasant savouriness, dark fruits, with a hint of mocha, well integrated oak and layered with silky tannins