Genista Wines Taking The Mickie Shiraz 2017

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This vintage allowed enough grapes to be harvested to fill three small open top fermenters – 2018 only managed two. Twice daily pumpovers, occasionally pigeage. Eventually racked to barrel, both French and American hogsheads, for 23 months. Red and maroon in colour, the nose delivers floral notes, spices, red fruits and a hint of aniseed. Nicely perfumed, well balanced, this is slightly more upfront in the flavours that it offers in comparison with the structure of the 2018. Which style you prefer will be solely a personal matter. With lovely soft tannins on the finish, expect this to provide pleasure for at least the next three to four years, but if well cellared then beyond that.

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