Knappstein Shiraz 2021
Surely a contender for value buy of the year. Indeed, the range of four reds released here is definitely odds on for best buying collection for 2023. Maroon purple, this is a brooding, deep red with aromas of plums, chocolate, cigar boxes, dry herbs and raspberries – the black fruits kick in much more on the palate. There is good density, but the wine retains its freshness. With very fine tannins and a lingering finish, this is utterly delicious and should remain so for at least the next six to eight years. The palate exhibiting more chocolate, axle grease and blackberries as it develops in the glass. Terrific stuff.