Strap yourself in for a big Barossa Shiraz.
Super dark appearance the wine is bursting with chocolate and blackberries. Deep and concentrated, perhaps a little too much? I can see how the power can turn some off yet appeal to many.
Despite the wine's punch there is a softer side. Iron fist in a velvet glove like. Five years of aging has certainly helped mesh all elements together. The palate balanced with a super long length.
Some cedar characters poke through but the fruit jostles it back into place. Stated at 15% alcohol, I suggest it takes up some of the 1.5% variance available.
Good to drink now and will certainly cellar for at least the medium term.
Ensure you are seated with a slab of protein or a block of chocolate at the ready.
Who: Rocland Estate
What: Shiraz (15%