Red Deer 30 Shiraz 2018
Langhorne Creek is perhaps the most overlooked and underrated wine region in Australia (this is the district where Wolf Blass first made a name for himself). Incredibly reliable for great fruit and generous wines, every wine drinker in this country has enjoyed far more Langhorne Creek wine than they ever realised, as it is very popular for inclusion in many big name offerings. This wine is a great value effort from 50 year old vines. An attractive crimson in colour, we have exuberant notes of mulberries, leather, rose petals, spices and cocoa powder on the nose. Generosity abounds here. As we move to the palate, the rich flavours and fine balance remain in play, but the flavours tend more to the mocha, coffee bean and chocolate end of the spectrum. Big and bold, soft and delicious, it will easily age well for five years and plateau for many more.