"Outstanding" GR Shiraz Barossa

 “Fancy cork sealed bottle. Good to sample the wares of the stalwart Barossa producer again. Also, as an aside, I do think a bit of American oak works a treat in Shiraz from this region. Deep, dense, almost impenetrable black Shiraz. Dark chocolate, blackberry and dark cherry, vanilla with some coconut, sweet perfume of thyme and flowers above. Thick with ripe tannin, layers of flavour, essence of regional Shiraz, well-settled acidity, savoury with ample fruit sweetness, and superb length. Despite all the weight and heft, keeps itself well-balanced and good to drink. Outstanding.