Walk on the wild side – Harewood Great Southern Shiraz 2018
The Great Southern is one of the most isolated wine regions in the world, a lazy 400km South of Perth down on the Great Southern Ocean. And while Margaret River is the closest wine region, the two could hardly be more different with the Great Southern regularly hit by weather coming up from Antarctica, which makes it great for Riesling and cool climate Shiraz.
This wine is not the most deeply coloured Shiraz but it still has oodles of flavour – not in a big bold kind of style but more understated. Violets, inky and spicy fruits are underpinned by some subtle oak in the background. It’s dry, has good integrated tannins in a leaner, cool climate style but delivers plenty of real length and complexity. Great drink if you want a walk on the wild and slightly feral side.