This classic Barossa Shiraz shows the warmth and rich aromatics of the season. Deep and brooding with dark plum, liquorice, anise and ripe fruits. There is a generous and inviting sweet depth of ripe fruit across the mid-palate. The wine is moreish, full and fleshy. The palate is long and concentrated with a finesse of tannins to finish.
There is power and concentration that is the hallmark of 2016 in the Barossa yet with time in the glass there is a more understated elegance and defined class that shines through with generous oak working in concert with quality fruit. Dark plum and blackberry fruit enjoy the contrast of licorice strap and faint notes of black pepper, tannins have a savoury edge but also enjoy the svelte impact of newer oak. The acidity is just where it needs to be to give structure now but also gives the basis for decades in the cellar. Tasted: April 2019; Drink: 2019-2040; Rating: 94 Points; Patrick Eckel
Sophisticated and compelling, this engaging shiraz shows dark fruit richness on the nose together with seductive notes of anise, olive, cocoa and hazelnuts. The palate is concentrated and seamlessly flowing, displaying awesome concentration and velvety mouthfeel, perfectly framed by fine-grained tannins. Symphonic and refined. Rating: 96 Points; Sam Kim; Wine Orbit
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