Robert Oatley Signature Series McLaren Vale Shiraz 2020
The team has accessed fruit from across the Vale, including from Blewitt Springs, Willunga and McLaren Flats. The 2020 vintage was a low yielding one, but it has certainly gave us powerful wines. This wine was fermented on skins in a mix of both open and closed fermenters and then spent a year maturing in French oak. Deep, dark red, this is an alluring mix of red and dark fruits, mulberries, roast meats, warm earth and animal skins. It certainly exhibits some of that 20s burly concentration. The palate sees more dark berries emerge with good concentration, impressive lingering length and fine tannins plus a supple texture. Very attractive drinking now and over the next six to eight years.