My first look at a Mason's Shiraz was in April this year. I picked up a bottle for a mere $19 and ripped into it not long afterwards at dinner. That 2008 blew me away and this 2012 is just as impressive despite its youth.
Juicy and vibrant red fruits, some nutmeg chiming in to add a little savoury pinch.
Quite soft and delicate with an alluring mouth warmth. The fruit is generous and coats the palate very well indeed leaving a long and delicious finish. Bitter chocolate lingers on with firmish tannins which are a little drying.
There is plenty of life left in this one, at least ten years. Excellent bang for buck!
Available at the cellar door, satellite cellar door in Montville (Sunshine Coast Hinterland), some independent stores or online.
I picked a few to savour later. I reckon you should too.
Who: Mason Wines
What: Shiraz (13.5% alc)