Armstrong Shiraz 2017

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Under cork, this is from Western Victoria and already has a few years under its belt, more than both the currently available Grange and Hill of Grace. Elegantly packaged, my immediate impression was that this was a wine which would benefit from a spell in a decanter. Deep red hue, there is good oak integration with plums, blackcurrants, warm earth, dry herbs and bay leaves. This is a fine example of a cooler climate Shiraz, one with a little development already evident. Focus and balance too with an appealing vibrancy on the palate. Fine, if slightly furry tannins and finishing with good length and has a further ten years in it, with ease.

Variety: Red Wine, Shiraz