Country: Australia, Barossa Valley
Tasting Notes: Deep magenta, purple on rim. Alluring, invoking. Sweet, aromatic, spicy and ascent of tangelo/blood orange spikes – propelling a chinotto/citrus lift. Dusty white chocolate, cocoa butter, and Italian temptations. It is: glossy, flamboyant, ostentatious. Is not: over-ripe, alcoholic, extracted. This oak tightens/focuses/encapsulates. Simultaneously structurally tackled by embracing, ripe tannins.
This fruit is then surely shrouded, submissive? Never. Archetypal blueberry bavarois and blackberry fruits brazenly strut across the palate. Dense, bountiful.
Varietal: 100% Shiraz