Lindeman’s Limestone Ridge 2018
A Shiraz Cabernet blend, 73% Shiraz and 27% Cabernet, from the eponymous 24 hectare vineyard. This is deep purple with aromas of licorice, blackberries, aniseed, chocolate, cigar box/tobacco leaf and more. A sweet core of fruit on the palate too and well structured. There are abundant but very soft tannins here plus good acidity and fine length. This is a wine with an exciting future so expect it to age and improve for a good decade. It is always fun to look at the trio to see which stands up and this is very good but perhaps not the pick of the three. But that is only because of the superlative quality found elsewhere. The whole trio show the quality of the 2018 vintage.