Altus Rise Ascension Shiraz 2021


If the Cabernet from the Margaret River wasn’t just so good, the region’s Shiraz would receive far more attention, its just dues. This is a really good example. Deep red hue and good intensity here, with notes of bay leaves, chocolate, animal skins, black olives, cherries, dry herbs and a hint of oak, which is well integrated. An appealing soft and supple texture follows, the structure is seamless and the wine well balanced with excellent length. Interesting wine in that it starts quite deceptively, not suggesting the glories to follow. But follow they do as it picks up richness and grace. Impressive. Drink for six to ten years.