Cape Barren Rare Bird Shiraz 2018


The vines for this prestige Shiraz from McLaren Vale are all thirty-five years and older. The wine enjoyed fifteen days skin contact, not under screwcap and very much the heavy bottle syndrome. Deep garnet/maroon, there are layers of oak here, giving the wine vanillin notes. We have plushness and richness. The wine is chockful of chocolate, cassis, blackberries, and licorice. Flavour out the wahzoo! Just what one would hope for from a premium Shiraz from a great vintage from one of our top regions. Gorgeous texture, balance immaculate and the length really impressive. Delicious. This has fifteen to twenty years ahead, if you can be patient.

Variety: Red Wine, Shiraz