d’Arenberg The Love Grass’ Shiraz 2019


Love grass is another weed that attaches itself to the workers’ socks – and this Shiraz will ‘linger with you in the same way that the flowers do’. Gentle crushing, open fermenters, foot treading, basket-pressing and then ageing in French oak for up to 18 months. Another wine from the Organic range.

The colour is black/purple. Wonderful aromas here, with blackcurrants, leather, chocolate, plums, cloves, some florals, which are ever-so-appealing. There is impressive length here and the intensity is maintained throughout. Very fine tannins, good balance, some early complexity. Great stuff. And at just $25, a serious contender for the best value wine of the year.