The Black Dog label is only given to wines which demonstrate excellence at Ridgemill Estate, and this wine is no exception.
Coming from vineyards 840 metres above sea level, earthy spice opens proceedings along with some chocolate nuances. The palate delivers cherry ripe flavours, which for me, was a match winner. All that dark chocolate and cherry goodness! Spice ticks away in the background with polished black fruit finish and a gentle soft tannin grip. A finish on the dry side, but before all is gone, an appearance of some subtle vanilla oak.
New labelling presents well giving a sleek and contemporary look.
Get your hands on some from a winery and winemaker making great strides.
Available from Cellar Door or online. Who: Ridgemill Estate http://ridgemillestate.com/ What: Shiraz (12.5% alc) Where: Granite Belt, Queensland When: 2009 How: $25