This evocative wine captures this spirit. It has been handcrafted with the use of traditional methods from the fruit of old vines and delivers a rich, opulent palate, a fleshy core of dark fruit sweetness and a finish of superb length.
Near impenetrable, dark, deep, purple-hued ruby-red colour. The nose is elegantly proportioned and tightly concentrated with black berry fruits, black pepper and earthly minerals along with tar and spics, still bound and brooding. Medium-full bodied, the fruit flavours are somewhat shy and restrained, with black berries infused with black pepper, along with spices, ink and plummy notes.
Brilliant deep ruby red colour with purple hue and good clarity are a hallmark of Clayfield Shiraz. Firmish, linear and finely crafted Shiraz with all the pepper and spice expected of western Victorian red with excellent concentration and potential to improve. It's deeply fragrant and exceptionally spicy bouquet of raspberries, cassis and plums is enhanced by hints of meat and game, and backed by a well-balanced measure of lightly smoky cedar and vanilla oak. With a lean, firm spine of fine tannins, it's long and medium to full in richness but impressively concentrated in its deep, dark flavours of berries and cherries.
A blend of 40% Shiraz, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Deep crimson colour with deep crimson hue. Medium body. Perfumed nose of violet and cedar, followed by a hint of spice,vanilla and confectionary. The palate is both mouth filling and elegant, showing excellent length and depth of flavour.Very long aftertaste of mulberry, cedar, vanilla and pepper.
The palate is rich and full with plum and red cherries up front, with the strawberries and custard filling out the mid palate. The wine finishes with great balance and elegance, and is characterised by black spices, nutty oak and focussed youthful tannins which will soften as the wine ages.
Bright red fruits conspire to create an amalgam, a continuum of flavours basking texturally avec sheen, gloss. These fruits do not travel solo – chinotto, liquorice, bread and butter pudding flavours peddle in parallel, quietly courted by stylish oak.
With thick skins, royal purple in colour and elegant flavours derived from ideal grape-picking conditions, cabernet sauvignon provides the structure and palate length. Shiraz grapes, akin to small.
Petaluma's famous 'Coonawarra' blend of old-vine Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz, all from the Evans Vineyard in the centre of cigar strip of Terra Rossa red soil over limestone. The 2010 vintage has to be one of the best – packed full of ripe fruit, mocha and velvety tannins. A wine not to be missed!
Very deep crimson, brick red colour with brick red hue, showing development. Aroma of cedar and cigar box followed by old and new leather with herbaceous end note. The palate fruit is drying out. Flavours of cedar, cigar box and leather. Fine, dryish tannins which persist. Aftertaste of leather and spice.
The Vicar 2009 Shiraz displays charismatic layers of mulberry, roasted fennel seeds and paprika flavours, which are seamlessly interlinked by a sublime savoury texture. The synergistic balance of the complex spice flavours, palate weight as well as the firm and generous tannin structure will ensure that the wine will develop further complexity.
Plush, fleshy and mouth filling – showcasing a cleverly woven texture and deceptive (fruit) weight. Nectarine and blood plum fruits courted by the largesse of big, ripe and round tannins. Maturation precursors already awoken, although yet to ascend/unfurl – fresh wallet leather, pan scrapings, ... Long and persistent. Polished.
The Claire is only produced in outstanding Vintages. Texture, concentration of character and structure are features of this wine and the vineyard is the key. Made from 116 year old Shiraz from the Polish Valley 2006 was a very good Vintage as many of these vintage wines have found their way to market. The Claire again is very powerful and concentrated in colour and structure. The bouquet is powerful blackberry spice with hints of chocolate and cedar. The palate is even powerful and long with fine grain tannin and balanced acid. The wine has spent over 2 years in small French oak hogsheads which age between new, one and two year old.
Concentrated, dense plum-purple in colour, Yalumba The Octavius Barossa Shiraz 2001 smells of violets, forest fruits, warm spices and rich plums, all with a slightly funky edge and a good measure of dense, chocolatey, smoky oak.
Rich and complex, St Hallett Old Block Shiraz is a Barossa Icon - Its seductive aroma entices with scents of nutmeg, cinnamon and chocolate. It's packed with intense black cherry and mocha flavours perfectly balanced with sweet spice and vanilla oak. Perfect with rich and meaty dishes.
Upon release, 'The Dead Arm' Shiraz has a vivid, young, dense, purple-red colour. Very intense aromas with a complex combination of fragrant spices and violets, dark cherry, blackberry and blueberry, are made more complex with great liquorice, pepper and integrated svelte of boot-polish like characters. The taste is rich, gutsy and virile, with attacking spice, dark liquorice, cherry, blackberry, plum and dried black olive.
An incredible super saturate of colour with paint like cling to the sides of the glass this wine presents itself with an impenetrable black purple colour and very deep black purple hue. On the nose lifted aromas of ripe blackberry, dark plum and liquorice are followed by some confectionary and spicy cedar end notes. The palate is dense, opulent and ultra-concentrated with flavours of ripe blackberry and liquorice that fill every corner of the mouth followed by some dark plum, confectionary and spice
Density, precision and complexity are all hallmarks of the '09 Langi shiraz, which is made from treasured old vines originally planted on the sandy granite soils next to the winery. Complex, fragrant, spice-driven lift, plenty of florals and fine-ground spices, a light, peppery edge and deeply ripened plum, black-cherry and blackberry fruits. The palate has ripeness and depth, with precise, fine tannins carrying plum and dary- cherry fruits to a very long, juicy red-fruit finish. Full of promise.
Density, precision and complexity are all hallmarks of the '08 Langi shiraz, which is made from treasured old vines originally planted on the sandy granite soils next to the winery. Complex, fragrant, spice-driven lift, plenty of florals and fine-ground spices, a light, peppery edge and deeply ripened plum, black-cherry and blackberry fruits. The palate has ripeness and depth, with precise, fine tannins carrying plum and dary- cherry fruits to a very long, juicy red-fruit finish. Full of promise.
The wine is concentrated and powerful, and surely, if not the top RWT made, then as good as any. There are dark fruits, mulberry and blackberry. Also some leather, chocolate and espresso. This really is a powder keg of flavours.
The 707 is big in every way. Sleek dark berry and dark chocolate characters dominate with plenty of natural fruit sweetness. The tannins are present, but not overwhelming.
Once again a tightly wound yet accessible wine upon release, with the capacity to age spectacularly for up to two decades. The five main varieties of Bordeaux here give an integrated red and black fruit profile that is never allowed to smother a divine savoury structure.
Medium-bodied; classic exercise in restraint; an array of black fruits on a long palate; fine, savoury tannins; minimal oak.
Intially opens up with a claret colour. The aromas are more in the red fruit spectrum with strawberry and boysenberry at the forefront. The palate is generous and the sweetness from the oak is still showing and somewhat dominating. The palate is tightly wound behind a wall of tannins.
Unmistakably Grange—formic, ripe, pungent, confronting. Core: darker elements—soy/cola/peat/coal- dust/Dutch black liquorice with sesame/sea-weed/quince paste. Beneath: coffee-grind/mocha/bitter chocolate (from oak?). Above: African spices coupled with a fleeting and appealing glacial waft.. A great Grange..
Very deep crimson in colour. The concentrated aromas are sweet, ripe and spicy with plums, prunes and blackberries complexed by hints of tar, anise, cedar and bacon. The rich, complex palate is dense, exotic and concentrated with black fruits. Beautifully balanced with great texture, excellent depth and length, finishing with soft velvety tannins.