A touch of tarry, meatiness is evident on opening but soon meshes harmoniously into the deep dark fruit notes on the nose, which brings forth a savory, fruity juxtaposition aromatically. Medium fuller to fuller bodied, the fruit is engaging, generous and juicy, with a backbone of acidity giving vibrancy. With some extra bottle age the tannins and fruit have found a happy medium with the tannins giving just the right amount of tension on the backend, with a savory note coming through on the finish that adds some extra complexity to the whole package. This is drinking spot on as we speak and should show well over the next couple of years.
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90 pts Wine & Spirits October 2017 –
(Best Buy) Here’s a steal: a classic Barossa shiraz with black fruit and tarry tannins for $16. Give it time in a decanter and those iron-hard tannins lengthen out and the wine grows juicer while its clean black fruit remains firm and tangy. Buy this by the case to decant whenever there’s meat on the menu.