Country: Australia, Frankland River
Tasting Notes: Brooding yet an element of florals on the nose with lifted pepper and spice. This elegant yet intensely flavoured wine shows as it opens in the glass its ability to age, A sweet core of red currant and plum flavoured fruit leads into the subtle use of French oak which sits comfortably with the fine-grained tannins giving the wine a presence and length. Savoury, briary fruits lead into an enticing ironstone flinty note and mineral complexity. The small addition of viognier and malbec add to the wines complexity. A fine example of an outstanding vintage in Frankland River, it is approachable now but has the structure and finesse to reward long term cellaring. Dry mild conditions provided another ideal vintage in the Frankland River region. This provided balance, elegance and complexity to the wine which will benefit ageing.
Varietal: 100% Shiraz