As they used to say on my local radio station when I was a kid, ‘and the hits just keep coming’ with another terrific McLaren Vale shiraz. The combination of a concentrated but quality vintage and those low trellises, from a contoured vineyard, resulted in minimal yield, under two tonnes per acre. This is the fourth release of this wine and we look forward to many more.
And concentrated this wine is. Wonderful aromas of black cherries, mocha, leather, black olives, licorice, mulberries, vanilla and more. There is oak but it is exceptionally well integrated. This is a wine that could easily be enjoyed tonight, but will also reward extended cellaring. If you have good cellaring conditions, don’t be afraid to give this ten to twenty years.