2022 Gundog Estate Rare Game Shiraz

2022 Gundog Estate Rare Game Shiraz

Shiraz, Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Red soils, low-cropping vines, and ruthless fruit selection

$80 per bottle


The ultimate representation of my pursuit of Hunter Burgundy is the Rare Game Shiraz. Built on the sacred terroir of the Tinkler’s ‘48 Block’ (once part of the historic Lindeman’s Ben Ean vineyard), the Rare Game seeks to defy the laws of chemistry (and logic) by offering a level of flavour intensity, texture, and length that belies its medium bodied frame and modest alcohol content – and that’s just the beginning. In the Rare Game, we expect more and more as it ages gracefully in the bottle. The rich layers of complexity that emerge from the seemingly humble foundation, over the 10 plus years we ask of it, goes to the very heart of what get’s me excited about this globally unique expression of Shiraz. Long live Hunter Burgundy!

Oak is 100% French, puncheon size barrels, 25% new. Maturation took place over 16 months.

96 points Huon Hooke (2022 vintage) 95 points James Halliday (2021 vintage) 95 points Rob Geddes MW (2021 vintage)


  • RegionHunter Valley, New South Wales
  • TypeRed Wine
  • VarietyShiraz
  • Vegan Friendly
  • Alcohol Volume13%
  • PH


  • Acidity

    6.4 g/l

  • ClosureScrewCap
  • Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

    10-15 Years