Soul Growers Provident Shiraz 2010 (Barossa, SA)
14.5% Screwcap, $25
Another day, another killer Barossan red.
As usual with the Soul Growers wines, this Shiraz manages to balance the competing interests of fruit richness and intensity with a savoury side. Uncommon balance indeed.
It’s still a chocolate cake rich, plush, ripe sort of Shiraz with plenty o’ sweet berry fruit cuddled by unsweet oak. What makes this so impressive is that sensation of limitless depth, coupled with a vibrancy that suggests old vines and wisened heads, complete witj actual tannins.
Great drink now or in 6 years time. I dig it.
Score: 18/20 93/100
Would I buy it? Yes, at a steakhouse.