My Rating 94 Points.
Celebrating New Year’s Eve with a gorgeous Shiraz from Australia. Happy New Year all!
Dark inky in color with a dark purple rim.
Strong Napa nose, fruity with lots of vanilla and blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, smoke, peppermint, light vegetables, cinnamon and peppercorn.
Full bodied, rich and smooth, with medium acidity and awesome looking legs.
Extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, vanilla, licorice, light cloves, earth, spices and peppercorn.
Long finish with firm tannins, cherries and strong black pepper.
What a great 6 year old this is, with a great mouthfeel, smooth and elegant.
Good right out of the bottle, but much better after a couple of hours in a decanter.
Very heavy on the vanilla for my taste. Reminds me of the 2012 Caymus Cabernet. Would be so much better in 3 years.
I enjoyed it all by itself, but a nice juicy steak would go very well with it too.
Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.