Tim Smith Barossa Shiraz 2013
This sort of style is sure to find fans – it’s just so generous and thick/rich. Perhaps too much, but no doubting the appeal.
Very dark purple, this has a dark, thick, almost molasses-rich nose, with ultra sweet liquid chocolate oak. It’s not necessarily overoaked or indeed hot, but that ultra slick palate is heavy with oak and sweet ultra rich, oil slick like black fruit in a pure liquid flow.
A caricature but a loveable one, big and mouthfilling. Cleverness there, just a bit big for mine. 17.7/20, 92/100.