Paisley Texture Series Lyndoch Shiraz 2019
The Texture series has taken quality Shiraz from three discrete vineyards in the Barossa, all from the same excellent vintage, to allow winelovers to enjoy the various sub-regional traits and to see how different one ‘Barossa’ Shiraz can be from another. To ensure this, winemaking remains consistent throughout the trio. A fine idea and done well. Twice daily plunging, ten days plus on skins, then two years maturation in a combination of new and older hogsheads. In the end, only the equivalent of one barrel is bottled for each wine in the series. From Lyndoch, 90 year old vines, the colour is opaque maroon. The nose is slightly dusty but full of delicious chocolatey notes, plums, dry herbs, coffee grinds, blackfruits and cloves. There is underlying power here with fine tannins, excellent length and impeccable balance, plus a lingering finish. This is a well-structured Shiraz providing great pleasure; drink for ten to fifteen years.