The 2012 Dude Abides
Gnarly Dudes is a classic Barossa Valley Shiraz and a consistent performer, year in year out. Here’s Harvey Steiman with a review of the latest vintage, from the Jan. 15, 2014, issue of the Wine Spectator:
91 Two Hands Shiraz Barossa Valley Gnarly Dudes 2012 $40 Dark and brooding, with blackberry, cherry and gentle spice flavors unfolding on the smooth, meaty frame. The finish persists against velvety tannins. Drink now through 2020. 15,000 cases made. —H.S.