Grampians, Victoria, Australia. 14%
Wow, the 1998 is excellent but this is even more exciting.
Highly aromatic, still youthful. Spicey floral aromas mingle with oak. Still large primary aromas. Great potential.
The palate is intruiging, very complex, not forceful or weighty I think this fine wine’s charms could be missed in the wrong setting. The balance makes it exceptionally easy drinking though it is still youthful. The last glass is better than the first – seemed like a half bottle said my wife, a sure sign of a fine well balanced wine.
Would love to try this against Turkey Flat Shiraz 2002 ie Barossa and therefore much warmer weightier but also a french oaked wine of restraint.
I wish this wine was screwcap not cork, and there was more available to buy.