Terra Felix Yarra Valley Shiraz 2015


An extended stay in the cellars before release allows this wine to reveal some early maturity and complexity. Shiraz is rarely the first grape that comes to mind when one thinks Yarra Valley, but it is often responsible for some thrilling wines. An appealing deep red, we have dried herbs, warm earth, mushrooms, animal hides and lots of herbs and spices, though some chocolate and dark berries are lurking as well. The oak is well integrated, to the extent of almost disappearing. Very different to what we have come to expect from the Barossa and McLaren Vale, but none the worse for that. A mid-length style with good acidity, there is intriguing development, but still more to come. The evidence of the quality of the 2015 vintage is on display for all to see. Expect this to appeal over the next five to seven years.