What I like most about this wine is that it is irrevocably Barossan – new school Barossan perhaps, but the good, respectful new school. Colourwise it is deep purple/red, the nose all chocolate covered purple, blue and black berries with a thickness and weight to nose and palate that immediately marks this as more like $30 wine than $22.
This has that lovely interplay of intense purple berry fruit and rich oak (like the best Barossans) yet is still mid-weight, has actual tannins and no shortage of mouth-filling richness before finishing dry.
Considering that this can be had for sub $20 out there in retail land, I just can’t recommend this enough. Has the power and grace of a much more expensive wine, at a very low price.
Score: 18.3/20, 93/100
Would I buy it? An easy three glass prospect.
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