Wine Code Breaker #313

2016 Balancing Rock Wines The Rock Shiraz, Granite Belt, Queensland

The Granite Belt is renowned for its granitic structures that have evolved over many an eon.  One of note is a structure known as the Balancing Rock located atop The Pyramid in Girraween National Park.  It is an amazing feature that presents you with a >6 metre wide by 7 metre high boulder balancing on a 1 metre base.  What the “rock” is that?  Did you also know that the proportions of a glass bowl to a stem are almost the same?  And, did you know that the Granite Belt is home to some excellent cool climate Shiraz?

The 2016 Balancing Rock Wines The Rock Shiraz is from the Granite Belt region in south-eastern Queensland.  It is a bright cerise and red coloured wine in the glass.  The nose is lightly perfumed of cool spices and white pepper along with plums and a hint of sapphire grapes lightly sprinkled with coffee beans.  The palate is medium weight with plums and cherries perched delicately on a bunch of herbs.  Light sandy tannins with tight acidity delivering an elegant persistent finish leaving you thinking “that is a rock!”. 


Rating90 pts
DrinkNow; 3-7 yrs
TastedFeb 2020

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