This is a rare, single vineyard shiraz from Angove Family Winemakers, located in Australia’s McLaren Vale. The wine spends 10 months in French oak puncheons.
The wine is a bit sweet at first blush, but some air helps the macerated currant and raspberry notes to find a more even footing, where notes of licorice, dark chocolate, and graphite provide some balance. As the finish approaches, the wine becomes almost brooding, smoldering with damp earth and a dried blackberry character. The longer I held on to a glass of this wine, the more I gravitated to it.
A- / $70 / angove.com.au