Hewitson Ungrafted Shiraz 2021


A few whole berries included in the ferment here, which is in open vats with heading-down boards for three weeks, then fifteen months in older French barriques. Maroon/purple in colour with aromas of chocolate, mocha, plums and cassis. There is good oak integration with some Madagascar vanilla evident complimented by bay leaves and coffee beans on the palate. Big, bold and balanced, this is dense and dancing. Richly flavoured, with saturated fruits, silky tannins and a lingering finish. This has ten years at least ahead of it.