Ararat, Victoria, Australia. 13%
Considered a good vintage by the producer, after a run of difficult vintages.
Even mellow red, not unexpected sort of colour given the age.
Appealing, intriguing aromas, touch of leather savoury, touch of oxidation, touch of toffee, and mulberry and spice fruit.
Palate is a continuation plus considerable acidity to balance the wines warmth. Drinking rather well, an attractive cool climate shiraz that deserves to be matched to good food.
Difficult to find this style of wine, cool climate but respectable concentration and ripeness. Table friendly.