The Islander Estate Vineyards The Red Shiraz 750mL
Made from 100% elegant cool-climate Shiraz. One the nose there's notes of pepper, eucalyptus, toasted vanilla. On the palate it's seriously tasty with flavours in the mulberry and red fruit spectrum, a hint of charry oak and slightly gamey notes working beautifully with the fleshy fruit. It has a generous round mouthfeel leading to a lingering finish.
Critics Rating: 2018 Vintage: Hand-picked, destemmed, wild-fermented, pressed to wooden foudres for 7 months maturation. Blimey, this should set the website up in flames. Terrific hue. It's spicy, it's got shards of licorice, black fruits on bough or forest floor, and tannins are its (and your) friend, giving it the structure needed. Tasted 18/1/19. Rated 90/100 Aust Wine Companion. Drink to 2025.
Wine Fitting: Medium bodied red