This is a beautiful example of a McLaren Vale Shiraz with an enthralling aromatic profile – assorted kitchen spices, allspice, cardamom, black pepper and sweet vanillin to the black fruit core, while the palate displays mouth coating fruit and excellent fruit weight giving it depth and intensity, everything in perfect balance. Firmer tannins on the backend play off nicely against the sweet dark fruits with some of the wine’s spiciness playing out on the impressively long finish. Still a baby, this should be allowed to open up for a good 30 minutes before you should even start to drink it. Otherwise lay this down for a year or two and enjoy for a good number of years after that.
97 points Platinum Medal at Decanter Magazine’s 2020 World Wine Awards