Margaret River can be a good hunting ground for Shiraz drinkers looking for more subtle but still full flavoured red wines without quite the kick seen in many South Australian examples. The Filius Shiraz from 2020 certainly delivers that with its quite deep colour which is amply supported by fleshy blackberry, cola, clove and black pepper spices. There is good mouthfilling richness and levels of flavour to follow, particularly blackberry and mulberry, in a mid-weight package. There is also attractive balancing tannins underneath which will provide good support for the next five years. Enjoy with seared lamb backstraps.
Vasse Felix Filius Shiraz 2020