Arila Gardens Shiraz Grenache Old Vines 2022


A fine Barossa blend, this has a maroon/purple hue and a nose that offers spices, coffee beans, chocolate, bay leaves, mocha and cigar box notes. Delightfully attractive but at this stage, it is still extremely youthful. This seems to come through looking at the structure, which does appear to be slightly leaner than some. A year or two in the cellar should more than rectify that and see the wine develop extra levels. Fine acidity, sleek tannins, good length to enjoy over the next half dozen years, during which period, the score should elevate itself.