Mitchell McNicol Shiraz 2010
This is classic Clare Valley Shiraz extolling the virtues of time, though still with a youthful pop. High quality fruit on display, centered around spiced red plum, before liquorice root, pumice, iodine, and pan juices bring savoury/umami complexity. A touch of beetroot in support. The palate is soft and supple with notes akin to the nose. While it’s not shy of oak, its integrated tannins and plum-drenched acidity keep the wine fresh and lively. A mature wine, with complexity and typicity on show.