Love Over Gold Eden Valley Shiraz 2017
A serious and personality filled Shiraz – a little bit atypical for Eden Valley thanks to the vintage but also with plenty of clues as to its fruit sourcing which may build over time. Deep crimson in colour, it opens up slowly with brooding aromas of roasted meats, Bonox and soy sauce – so deeply savoury in style underpinned by blackberry and leather too with lavish but well balanced oak. A full-flavoured and dense palate follows with robust blackberry flavours topped up by some peppery, almost minty complexity. There is a strong energy and youthful vitality to the fruit which provides a long and strong finish. Tannins are also reserved so with a good decant this is already ripe for the picking but will probably be at its best in around a decade’s time when complexity has reached its peak.