Berrigan Viveur Shiraz 2022
Estate grown fruit from the Adelaide Hills, but the thing that will make the biggest initial impression is the fabulous label. Not for the traditionalist and one doubts that the people at Mouton will come knocking any time soon for their next release, but I loved it. Basket pressing, with French oak in use. Deep maroon colour, this is fresh and floral, with cherries and cranberries, spices and a brief whiff of milk chocolate. Lovely supple texture and very good length with keen balance. Drink now for the next six years. And the best news – the insides provide just as much pleasure as the label.