Glen Eldon Twisted Trunk Shiraz 2021


The grapes here come from ancient, and yes twisted, vines, originally planted in 1865. The wine makes a compelling argument for the joy that only old vines can offer, a cracking vintage doesn’t hurt either. Deep maroon/purple hue, the nose immediately gives up lashings of mocha, cassis, and chocolate flavours. All well supported by quality oak that offers notes of vanilla and nutmeg. More flavours emerge – aniseed, leather, and cloves. Moving to the palate, blueberries make a welcome appearance. The wine is dense and thoroughly saturated with delicious fruit. Serious length and the silkiest of tannins, it is a bit like a molten chocolate bar. Enjoy now for the next eight to twelve years. Love it.