Paisley Wines Silk Shiraz 2020


The power of suggestion. Is the wine as silky as it seems or does the name nudge thoughts down that path? No matter. A terrific, and terrific value, Barossa Shiraz. The fruit comes from a single vineyard in the renowned Ebenezer sub-region. The fruit is vinified in discrete parcels to allow for a range of winemaking techniques. Pre-fermentation maceration, a mix of new and older French oak, the inclusion of some whole bunches, fermentation by way of indigenous yeasts, after which the wine is blended and spends two years maturing.  An inky opaque purple. This is immediately opulent. No mistaking its origins or the variety. A bold, ripe, rich Barossa Shiraz, which will surely prove very popular. Notes of coffee beans, mocha, chocolate, dry herbs, cassis and a touch of vanilla with good oak integration. Very good length, there are abundant tannins too, but they are gorgeously cushiony. Drink now for the next 6 to 8 years.