Made in small batches from ferment through maturation, the parcels employed have seen a range of new and seasoned French and American oak as well as some kept to stainless steel tank to retain an element of brightness. There’s definitely a big shiraz vibe here and yes, the oak plays an integral part, with a density and concentration of black fruits to begin, then intense dark chocolate and mocha and a big chewy palate to follow. Extraction levels are all about full bodied red wine muscle. Like it that way and you’ll be all over this.
Wolf Blass Grey Label McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018