Monterra Reserve Shiraz McLaren Vale 2022
The Reserve is crafted by the team selecting grapes from the most preferred sites and then opting for the best barrels, once the wine has spent time maturing in French oak. The result is most definitely worth it. Deep maroon in colour, it is a big and bold style, chockful of flavour. Chocolate, leather, tobacco leaves, cassis, blueberries and plums with a firm structure and a very persistent finish. Firm tannins too with impressive length, coffee bean notes emerge towards the finish of the palate. A full throttle, big, rich red with a sweet core of chocolate fruit. This will drink well for 10 to 15 years.