Wild & Wilder The Opportunist Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2021


Another fine red from an excellent vintage and an always reliable region. Twenty-five year old vines, picked to ensure freshness. Again, whole berries assist in retaining vibrancy and the wine spent 8 months in oak. Dark purple in colour, the nose offers notes of chocolate, handfuls of warm earth, spices, coffee grinds, mushrooms and dark fruits. The structure exhibits obvious concentration and power with good fruit intensity, ripeness and more chocolate notes emerging. Rather than the finesse of the Pugilist, this offers a more burly power. Finishing with decent length, this will drink well for a decade.