Mark this new Torzi Matthews Schist Rock Shiraz 2020 as another absolute winner from Dom Torzi.
Chocolate and coffee bean oak, but not oaky, the palate taut, mid-weight, surprisingly tannic, and even introduces some truffley complexity in there too. Not profound in its fruit weight or intensity, but choc-full of dark-fruited Eden Valley Shiraz charisma for very few dollars. Yes yes! Best drinking: good to go, and for plenty of years yet. 17.7/20, 92/100. 14.5%, $25. Torzi Matthews website. Would I buy it? Well worth a bottle.