Mitchell Peppertree Vineyard Shiraz 2015
A Clare Valley shiraz with plenty of cooler-climate expression. The fruit notes to begin are vibrant and spicy/peppery, rather than simply rich and ripe. Vineyard yield is tiny, reportedly, and this shows in its palate concentration. It is more, however, about fragrance and lift while teasing out some bitter dark chocolate feels from a coat of softish tannins. It’s full-bodied and forceful, and more a barbecue and grill companion than a gentle sipper.