The Thing

The Thing is our top of the line Shiraz here at Sorby Adams. Sourced from our Home Vineyard high in the Eden Valley at 475 metres above sea level. Planted by Pastor Franz Julius Lehmann in 1932, the low-yielding, gnarled vines are some of the oldest in the region. Only our best barrels make their way into this classic, cool- climate Shiraz and the new 2017 release shows again, why the old-vine fruit of the Eden Valley is so highly sought after.

The Thing is made from fruit grown in low yielding hand pruned Eden Valley and Barossa Valley Shiraz vineyards dating back to the 1930s. Highly awarded, much sought after and limited hand-crafted quantities.


2016 THE THING

Colour: Deep inky magenta with a purple hue.

Aroma: This is magnificently fruited and gloriously expressed on the nose showing blackberry, spiced plum, chocolate tart, cake spice and cedar characters.

Palate: A delicious palate that is opulent and impressively weighted. The wine is powerfully graceful with a seamless flow to an impressively long engaging finish. 

2015 THE THING

Colour: Deep inky magenta with a purple hue.

Aroma: Rich aromas of macerated plums, crème de cassis, blackberry and wild cherry along with a splash of cranberry which opens up the aromatic profile beautifully. 

Palate: Hints of deep-set spice – clove, cinnamon, fennel, dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla and creamy French oak.