Silky smooth shiraz
94 Points James Halliday
This is the perfect Shiraz to share with your friends and they’ll be asking you to bring it again and again. Silky smooth, a great Shiraz for most occasions.
Food: Red meat, White meat, Pasta and Risotto.
Style: Silky smooth
Where do I drink it: Drinks with friends, BBQ, dinner at home
Region: McLaren Vale SA
With its picturesque and undulating terrain, and maritime climate, McLaren Vale is one of the finest regions in the world for grape-growing — especially for Shiraz and Grenache. The Cape Barren vineyards produce some amazing red wines, all grown on vines in excess of 45 years years of age.
This shiraz is deep black-purple in colour with red edges. Ripe aromas of plum and chocolate abound, and are complexed by hints of five-spice and French oak toastiness. This is a richly textured wine which is truly mouth-filling with layers of mocha, spice, plum and black olives. This leads to a very long lasting velvety smooth finish capped by structured, yet soft tannins.