Bremerton Old Adam Shiraz 2020
Expansive flavours are key to Old Adam Shiraz, but perhaps more so in the 2020 vintage which was Langhorne Creek’s third dry season in a row. The result is a warm, friendly, complex, earthy Shiraz that is downright cuddly. That’s the short tasting note. For the long tasting note, let’s start with that delightful scent incorporating bramble, mulberry, ripe blackberries, earth, vanilla, licorice and five spice. It’s a full-bodied wine which speaks to its region and the more lavish style of Shiraz it can produce. Winemaker, Rebecca Wilson, is an intuitive reader ofSshiraz. Here, she doesn’t fight the generosity of flavour but works with it, invigorating the wine with even-handed tannins – it’s a subtle but firm enough presence – and enlarging upon the flavour spectrum with a pinch or two of smoky, cigar box oak. The groundwork is laid for a serious marriage of grape and terroir, unstinting in layers of black fruits, baking spices, chocolate, earth and leather. Super complex.