Curtis Martins Vineyard McLaren Vale Shiraz 2020


This wine is part of a limited series of McLaren Vale Shiraz from the Martins Vineyard and for me, perhaps the most impressive in the range from the Curtis Family – which is saying something as it has plenty of competition. Vibrant purple in colour, this offers a lovely seductive nose, which is deeply flavoured with blackberry notes, plums, boot leather, bergamot, black cherries and spices. Hints of oak but melding well. Dense in structure though well balanced at all times, this is very long and has satiny tannins in abundance. It should sail through a decade in the cellar, though is drinking well now. While it certainly has some of the power of the 2020 vintage, and will go the distance, this is still more than enjoyable now, which is something that not all of the ’20 wines can claim. Simply a cracking McLaren Vale Shiraz.

Variety: Red Wine, Shiraz