Ubertas Shiraz Cabernet 2017
A new name for me, and plenty of promise. Ubertas is the label of the brothers Kevin and Phil Liu who bought a vineyard at Nurioopta. This Shiraz blend comes from Shiraz planted in the 40s and Cab in the 80s.
What I like here is the way the prominent oak folds in nicely. A dominant flavour perhaps, coffee mocha but with a cosseting line of flavour. There’s tannins too, a burliness but delivered with smooth edges. Nailed the texture and at a fair price for good big Barossa red wine. Best drinking: Will be long lived. Next year to ten years plus. 18/20, 93/100. 14.5%, $35. Would I buy it? A few glasses.
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