Watkins Clarendon/Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2018


From a superb vintage, this is impressively structured and benefits from the extra time in the cellar. It is a blend of Clarendon and Adelaide Hills Shiraz. Opaque maroon, the nose offers aromas of plums, spices, Christmas cake, herbs, red apples, chocolate and warm earth. A hint of sweet vanillin oak is still evident but integration proceeds apace. Finely balanced, this retains its elegance. There is a long and lingering finish with silky tannins. A good future here, the wine should drink well for the next six to twelve years.

Variety: Red Wine, Shiraz