Wolf Blass Black Label 2018
For me, even though this does not boast quite the same lofty price tags as the Platinums, it is my pick of the range from 2018 – an absolute cracker and loved everything about it. A blend of Barossa, Langhorne Creek and McLaren Vale, so textbook Blass, this shows deep reds and purples. Spices, chocolate, ripe notes, blackfruits, coffee beans. Oak, but it is so well integrated that one hardly notices it. Balanced, complex, concentrated and lingering. This is seamless, plush and so wonderfully textural. So much of interest here. Great length, great future and just love that texture with the tannins silkier than in the Platinum Shiraz, plus juicy acidity. This has everything and shows just how good 2018 can be.