Not a lot of notes. Needed two hour decant to begin opening up, but then sang. Deep, dark Shiraz with red and black fruits along with chocolate and espresso on the nose and palate. Palate adds licorice, pencil lead smoke and tar. Big structure, firm tannins with well-matched acidity. Medium extraction, there is some decent finesse in this lush, even creamy, wine. The finish lasts for a long time. Just starting to hit a nice drinking window that will extend for a good 5+ years. All-around good wine but nothing in the way of uniqueness.
During a tasting event. Medium purple with ruby rim. Typical Barossa nose of torrefaction, cassis, wood, licorice. Full bodied with soft tannins and appropriate acidity, medium length. This is a well-made wine for sure but not at the level of the best Aussie Shiraz.
Great bottle. As it opened up, there were jammy notes of bacon and roasted meat, plum and cassis. The wine was rich on the palate with distinct acidity and a long finish. Wine was entering it peak drinking window. Great stuff and I have one more bottle.
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