A contemporary archetype that demonstrates a finer style of Barossa Shiraz, showing pure sublime fruit expression with fine oak playing a supporting role.
Wondering about the name? Just stating the obvious in most people's mind!
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
There’s some good Shiraz, and some less good, it seems from 2014 in the Barossa Valley. Seems to be a theme of some richness, with an undercurrent of amaro style bitterness. I don’t mind that, seeing as a enjoy those flavours in wine, and elsewhere.
Juicy cherries, chocolate and dried herbs with some nougat oak and spice in the background. Medium to full bodied, slippery dark cherry flavours, with an undertow of chicory bitterness. Glycerol texture, light chalky tannin, acidity more or less balanced, and pretty good length with an Italianate bitterness to offset the sweet dark fruit. Good now. Gustatory. No harm in drinking this right now. Rating 90 - Drink by 2019, Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au (SEP/2015)>
Winery Tasting Notes
Nose of cedar, spice and plum.
Dark fruits and chocolate lurking on the rich structured palate. The wine shows powerful depth of flavour with plush lingering mouthfeel.