Ulithorne Paternus Coonawarra McLaren Vale Cabernet Shiraz 2020

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The wine is predominantly Coonawarra Cabernet, supported with a little McLaren Vale Shiraz. It is undoubtedly a wine built for the long haul, needing time to reveal all its glories. This is a cracker! Not under screwcap, it is an opaque maroon. The aromas give us notes of mocha, chocolate, nutmeg, blackberries, spicy characters, vanilla and licorice. Concentrated, deep and dark, the palate sees the emergence of soy and coffee grinds with a touch of cigar box. Oak is integrating well. Finely balanced, the power is to the fore, but lurking behind that power is some pleasing elegance. Beautifully crafted, this has a lingering finish. Enjoy it for twelve to twenty years.

Variety: Red Wine, Shiraz