2009 Chris Ringland Hoffmann Vineyard Shiraz Museum Release

Flagship of the Hoffmann Vineyard Collaboration, Hoffmann Vineyard Shiraz encompasses Chris’s signature Shiraz style from the Barossa Valley. Aged for over five years in new French oak, with deep brooding fruit and powerful palate weight Hoffmann Vineyard Shiraz is a barrel selection blended to age gracefully for 20-30 years.


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2009 Chris Ringland Hoffmann Vineyard Shiraz Museum Release


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The collaboration that is Hoffmann Vineyard seeks to re-define the relationship between grape grower and winemaker. Traditionally, in a scenario where grower and winemaker are not one in the same, the winemaker communicates with the grower to determine the harvest parameters required for the style of wine. But we are fortunate to be able to combine our winemaking skills with generations of Hoffmann family grape growing knowledge, in determining the sectors of the vineyards to be employed to create a unique insight into the regional and seasonal expression of any given year.

Adrian and I strive to make a powerful and rich expression of Shiraz while retaining the soft, luxurious tannin structure achieved by extended barrel maturation.


Barrel selections of Hoffmann Vineyard Shiraz comprise 100% new French oak. The wines were matured in barrel for 63 Months before blending, and bottling on July 4, 2014.
2,094 bottles, 154 magnums and 12 double-magnums were filled.

Tasting Note

Opaque red-black with a crimson-orange rim.
Very powerful initial impact of cedar vanillin and spice. Intense toast and raisin notes begin to develop.
The wine possesses a medium to full bodied structure at this stage, with moderate acidity balancing the mouth-filling, soft tannins. Flavours of dark chocolate blend with raisins and notes reminiscent of bergamot tea soaked prunes. Exceptional power and concentration, yet supple, with great persistence.


This wine is still very young. If you are tempted to open a bottle before 2025, we would consider 12 to 24 hours in decanter mandatory. The 2009 Chris Ringland Hoffmann Vineyard Shiraz will mature effortlessly for decades to come.

Comments on the 2009 vintage

Overall, Shiraz yields for the Ebenezer district of the North Western Barossa were lower in 2009, compared with the previous season.

Despite a periods of extreme heat in November, 2008, and January 2009, subsequent vintage ripening conditions were very favourable. The low yields and small Shiraz berries resulted in enhanced concentration of colour and flavours, with excellent ripe tannins and very good natural acid balance.

2009 is a classic vintage for Barossa Shiraz. Adrian began harvesting the fruit on March 31 with the last parcel delivered on April 7.

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