If you want to crown a master of textural Barossan red wines, then Tim Smith is your answer, and wines like this Tim Smith Wines Eden Valley Shiraz 2019 is the evidence.
In 2019, crops were so small that he could only justify one barrel of Eden Valley Shiraz, and this very limited wine is the result.
Spent an extended period on skins. Unfined and unfiltered. Lavishly textured, proudly generous Eden Valley Shiraz.
Tim knows how to craft that voluminous, grainy choc Shiraz style, with black olive and dark fruit in a true regional mode with a fennel twist. Excellent. Maybe a little warm. That’s it. Otherwise, this is appealing on a sensual and intellectual level, and a picture of Barossa Shiraz.
Tim Smith Wines Eden Valley Shiraz 2019. Best drinking: now to fifteen years. 18.5/20, 94/100. 14.5%, $55. Tim Smith Wines website. Would I buy it? Worth a bottle.
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