Wolf Blass Platinum Label ‘Medlands Vineyard’ Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016
Moves away from the usual Blass philosophy of blending anything that moves, this single variety, single vineyard shiraz was also only aged in French oak; the wine saw 20 months in a mix of 72% older and 28% new French oak barriques. Medlands is a special vineyard in the Dorrien sub-region.
It is a seriously good wine and its pristine focus is immediately apparent. Intense and concentrated, but immaculately balanced, it also shows great length and is really exciting. Notes of blueberries, plums, cloves, chocolate and blackfruits shine at this early stage. Balance is key and should see this wine star over the next two decades. Surely one of the very best of this illustrious line.