Bleasdale Generations Shiraz 2019
A familiar favourite from Langhorne Creek. Destemmed into open fermenters with 15% whole berries and then fermentation at 30°C with regular pumping over, up to four times a day, before drying and then pressed to dryness after 8 to 12 days on skins. Then a year in a mix of new (22%) and older French oak puncheons. This is an opaque red/purple. A really lovely nose with notes of blackberries, plums, cloves, tobacco leaf, axle grease (in the most positive sense), black olives and much more. There is already some complexity showing. Richness is ever present and the texture is seamless. Subtle, even exhibiting a touch of finesse, and with great length, with the intensity maintained throughout. This is a cracker. A joy now, but will go a good ten to fifteen years.