Brokenwood Tallawanta Vineyard Shiraz 2021


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