The Old Hut vineyard was planted in 2003 using cuttings from the 4 Acres vines, which are situated right next door. It features the same ideal soils for growing super-premium Hunter Valley Shiraz.
The grapes were harvested by machine during the early hours of 14 February, when the fruit was at its coldest, before fermentation took place in stainless-steel tanks. After fermentation, the wine was matured for 14 months in older 500-litre French oak puncheons.
A vibrant nose of dark fruits and spice. Even though this block is located right beside 4 Acres, the wine has a bigger structure and completely different weight, although it is still only medium bodied. It possesses richer fruits, along with fine tannins and a soft acid structure, and shows no influence of new oak.