Monterra Reserve Barossa Shiraz 2021
The Reserve series is a step up on the standard wines, bringing an extra level of intensity and complexity, as one would expect. The vineyards which provided the fruit here, from a superb vintage, are situated in Angaston, in the very heart of the Barossa. Dark maroon in colour, the nose is rich, generous and full-flavoured – classic Barossa Shiraz. Big and bold with a gentle hint of oak which enhances the wine rather than impedes, the fruit here is very much to the fore. Blackberries, plums, chocolate and warm earth flavours show very good length, with fine, silky tannins, and a nice balance between the fine acidity and rich fruit. It will drink well for six to eight years without a problem and will go longer for those more patient.