As ever, a brilliant ruby colour on release. The nose is concentrated and fine, perhaps more suited to ‘syrah’ than shiraz. This is such a silky little number – easy to see how this bottle could evaporate. The palate wears its cool climate roots on its sleeve – the finely crushed white spice, cool acidity and elegant fruit flavours champion everything that is great about Pemberton.
There is something about the place there, where all things that grow seem to be overflowing with flavour… like the ground just pushes energy and saturation into the produce. This is all saline-y red fruits (not blue) and speaks of raspberry, mulberry, pomegranate, pink peppercorns and strawberries. An open, classy wine.