Angove Brightlands Shiraz 2020


An embossed bottle comes boxed and numbered – mine was 10 of 1,140. This prestige Shiraz from McLaren Vale is a blend of the best from two vineyards, the Warboys and the Angel’s Rise. Both supplied just a single barrel (French oak). 30% of the wine saw stalks left in the ferment with 10% whole bunches. There is a noticeable oak influence to the wine, in the process of integration which is proceeding well. Dark maroon in colour there are notes of florals, chocolate, red cherries, violets, raspberries and licorice. A lovely seductive texture to follow, the wine seamless with sleek, very fine tannins and excellent balance topped by impressive length. A wine which should give pleasure for the next twenty years.

Variety: Red Wine, Shiraz