Wolf Blass Platinum Label Medlands Vineyard Shiraz 2018
A very fine Platinum Shiraz though I am not convinced it is their best ever (and this should have been a vintage where they could challenge for that).
Deep purple and opened with a complex nose. Truffles, dark berries, mulberries, chocolate, coffee grinds, animal skins. This is exhibiting more savoury notes than the cabernet and is powerful, coiled and concentrated with a gentle casing of oak. Tannins are abundant but still a little chewy. This lacks the immediate gratification offered by the cabernet sauvignon, but is still a wine with a serious future. It will be better with time and likely to be several points higher in a decade.