Wills Domain Eightfold Shiraz 2021
It is a rare day when I find myself opting for the charms of a Margaret River Shiraz (as vast as those charms might be) ahead of the more highly touted Cabernet, but for me, this is the pick of the range. Love it, starting off with the crimson/purple hue, before aromas moving through spices, plums, mulberries, cassis, mushrooms and black fruits with hints of chocolate emerging on the palate. An appealing savoury style, it has good focus, a seamless palate and a long, silky finish which lingers extensively. And yet, the intensity of the wine and its flavours are maintained for the full journey. The force is with this wine and it should drink brilliantly over the next four to eight years.