Thomas Wines Sweetwater Shiraz 2013
Power of suggestion perhaps, but this is typically one juicy, sweet-fruited wine, especially in light of the other more classically earthen Thomas Wines Shiraz. The longer you look, however, the more I think this might be the best of Thommo’s 13 Shiraz line (other than Kiss).
Bright purple red, it’s laden with sweet berry fruit – very soft and squishy fruit with creamy oak – over a black earth edged palate a tight, high acid finish. Luscious fruit and very youthful, that juiciness initially is too much, but then you realise just how youthful it is – it basically tastes like a barrel sample. After a day open it looks even more classical, the savouriness picking up pace considerably.
Quality fruit and quality style. Too young by half, but lots of appeal. Will be even better in 2 years time.
Details: 14%, Screwcap, $35
Tasted: May 2015 (sample)
Best drinking: 2017-2030
Score: 17.6/20, 92/100
Would I buy it? I’d share a bottle
Buy online: Thomas Wines website