Brown Brothers Patricia Shiraz 2018
A fine Shiraz sourced from a couple of Victorian vineyards (Bendigo 54% and Henty 46%) and benefiting from an excellent vintage. Maturation was shared in both American and French oak for 18 months (which included 30% new American and 14% new French oak). Inky magenta in colour, the nose is redolent of cloves, chocolate, coffee beans with spices and bay leaves. The sweet core of chocolate fruit fills the palate which has a supple texture, considerable length and silky tannins. Expect this to age well over the next six to ten years. The team suggest it is a wine that Patricia would have loved; she would not be the only one.