Barossa Valley, South Australia. 13.5%
A classic Australian 50/50 Shiraz/Cabernet blend that should be more famous than it is. This vintage is heavily oaked in a Penfolds style. This calms down with a bit of breathing, but it’s still a weighter more forcefull wine than some other vintages which show more elegance.
The Cabernet provides an extra flavour dimension to the Shiraz, but it is the latter which contributes the complexity that age can deliver. Quite a few years ahead of this wine.