Ponting Wines ‘The Pinnacle’ McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018


Well named, this is the pinnacle of the range for me. Lovely berry flavours, bright and fresh. Dry herbs, blackberries, black cherries – layer after layer of juicy fruit notes. It also has a supple texture and very fine tannins, noticeably finer than with the Cabernet. With great length, good acidity and impressive balance, this McLaren Vale Shiraz might be delicious now but it also has an exciting future and there is lots to love here. It might not be as thrilling as a Ponting Ashes century but it is a cracking wine. Get all the Ponting Wines here.