This is the 19th vintage of the Wade Block 2 Shiraz which continues the long and proud history of Brokenwood in McLaren Vale. It’s a crowdpleasing wine that delivers the region’s typical mouthfull of ripe dark fruit flavour in a rich and full-bodied package.
The 2019 vintage has lashings of mulberry and blackberry fruit that are well matched up to coconut-scented oak. There are also edges of dried herbs and spice to add interest. In the mouth the fruit is plush with quite supple tannins that help to draw out a long finish. It will drink well over the medium term but is likely close to peak right now, especially matched up with a juicy rump steak.