Pertaringa Over The Top Shiraz 2019


With this wine, ‘Over the Top’ refers to the team making the best wine they can. I suspect that they do that with every wine they make, but not all wines are equal and here the fruit is sourced from the best vineyards they have available. It spends twenty months in French oak, 30% new. Crimson maroon in colour, here we have more earthy notes, leather, black olives, cloves, dry herbs and aniseed. It is slightly more rustic than some at this early stage and we are seeing some complexity building. If it seemed a bit each way with the nose, the palate stepped right up. Ripe, balanced, concentrated and very long, it shows more cassis and chocolate. Just lovely with silky tannins and it certainly has an easy ten or twelve years ahead.