The colour of 2005 Ned & Henry's is deep red with a purple hue. The aroma is distinctively Barossa Valley: black and red, ripe fruits with a solid, concentrated core. Matured in only French oak, the fruit is interwoven with pepper, nutmeg and clove. The seamless class of perfectly ripe fruit and French oak is a stand-out here.
The fruit flavors are full and concentrated yet soft and supple. The tannins are gentle yet persistent and completely mold into the wine. Ned & Henry's is most definitely full-bodied: chocolate, blackberry and dark-earth characters. Yet the wine has great balance and poise and carries that signature called 'drinkability'.
I am a big fan of Hewitson wine. They are always bold, with loads of fruit. It's hard to find a better Shiraz for the money.