Beautiful deep red colour. Abundant berry fruit aromas, especially blackberry, but also cherry. Succulent in the mouth. Tannins medium-soft but would probably improve even more with further ageing. Medium complexity. Sweet liquorice and cinnamon spices prominent initially but fade, not over-powering. Excellent, wish I had more.
Really singing now compared to last tasting. It gathered a lot of maturity for this medium bodied shiraz. After 4 hours of breathing, the nose has the layered dark fruits and musky soil to it and smooth a the way to finish with the taste buds agreeing to every drop of it. Finish could be little bit longer but considering it's not a full body, this is an excellent bottle and the time is right to drink up.
This bottle is a lot better than the last. Deep ruby coloured with plenty of tears. On the nose it's blackberry, vanilla, cream, sweet spice, tobacco and bbq meat in that order. in the mouth there is a monstrous core of savoury and spicy fruit (if you can imagine such a thing) that dominates the vanilla flavours that are prevalent on the nose. The long finish introduces notes of black pepper, sweet tobacco and slight leather that carry in the mouth. This kind of huge wine needs to have balance in order to work - more often than not it doesn't. But, fortunately, at this moment in time, with this cork, in this wine, it has that balance. Wonderful drop.
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