This comes with one of the new-look Stelvin-luxe screwcap type closures. For some, it looks like an ugly blob of metal, but it does more closely resemble a traditional cork capsule. That’ll appease the Luddites.
A blend of 40% Langhorne Creek, 30% Barossa Valley, 25% Mudgee and 5% McLaren Vale fruit, delivered with the unspoken Shiraz/Viog ratio of 95:5.
On the nose, this carries a fragrant mix of red berry & spice, with white pepper and just a hint of peachy Viognier. The palate is medium weight, with fine tannins and rich red fruits, edged with peachy, Viognier richness.
It’s only a green mid-palate hole that detracts from this red. That green edge derails the flow of ripe fruit and renders the palate disjointed and a little unsatisfying.
Quite drinkable, nonetheless, and a yr or two in the bottle could round things out a bit.