Brokenwood Tallawanta Vineyard Shiraz 2021

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The same vineyard as for the wonderful Semillon we encountered earlier, but this is from the original plantings of Shiraz, from 1920. From what winemakers like to call a challenging vintage. Three to four days cold soaking, followed by four to five days fermenting. Maturation was in 100% French, none of it new. A wonderfully vibrant maroon (the sort of maroon that would even delight a Queensland Origin fan). There is a softness and plushness to this wine which is immensely appealing. Cherries, black fruits, spices, warm earth, a hint of cassis – such an alluring nose. Seamless and balanced with very fine, silky tannins with such focus and yet such generosity of flavour. This has excellent length, a huge future here. This is a star and will surely last another ten to fifteen years with ease.

Variety: Red Wine, Shiraz