Wolf Blass Grey Label McLaren Vale Shiraz 2019


If this were twenty years ago, we’d all be talking about a red like this being exactly why Aussie wines were making such a successful mark on international markets. All flavour, richness, generosity. Today, we expect it. 

The colour here is so black that it appears purple and blue. Ripe notes; perhaps a little more coiled and brooding at this early stage than the Langhorne Creek blend, though it is still very approachable now, as one expects with this maker. The flavours do soon emerge – chocolate, truffles, warm earth, mulberries. This is a wine with drive and focus that is nicely balanced and has excellent length. An absolute cracker and it should drink well and improve over the next decade.