A hugely concentrated and powerful statement of largely Barossa Shiraz in this excellent year. The most pleasing feature is the way the wine presents with a high degree of finesse and poise. Dark plummy, blackcurrant and black olive fruit characters with a layer of savoury oak. There’s a decent hit of dried herbs with a rosemary lift too. This is a wine that has changed dramatically in the past twenty years and is now a wine of greater sophistication in a contemporary form.
Saltram No.1 Shiraz 2017