Auswan Creek Big Tiger Barossa Valley Shiraz 2018
Impossible to miss this amazingly striking label. One suspects that this may have been intended for a different market, but politics intervened. No matter. Their loss, our gain. Your gain, if you move quickly and secure some. Crafted by well-known winemaker, Ben Riggs, this wine spent two years in oak. An intense magenta hue, there is an immediate plushness to this wine. The overriding impression is of a soft, almost cuddly style with oodles of chocolate and clove notes. We have cassis, kid leather, vanillin touches, coffee beans and well-integrated oak. Seamless in structure, we have very fine, ever-so-silky tannins. There is both length and intensity, which is carried for the full journey. This wine has a decade ahead of it. Finishes with notes of black cherries, mocha and cloves.