Wolf Blass Grey Label Langhorne Creek Cabernet Shiraz 2018


No winery has taken greater advantage of the quality fruit grown in Langhorne Creek than Wolf Blass, and nor has that fruit returned more impressive rewards than with the old master. They have been linked since the 60s and 70s. This example of the traditional Aussie red blend, 51% Cab and 49% Shiraz, offers the usual supple, delicious bright red berry notes, chocolate, raspberries, florals, warm earth and an overlay of well integrated, slightly toasty oak plus a hint of cassis. The oak is 15% new French, 49% older French, 10% new American and 26% older American, for fifteen months. The wine shows impressive balance, lovely length and very soft tannins for drinking any time over the next decade. Terrific value.