Monday, 29 September 2014
Wolf Blass Black Label Cabernet Shiraz 2010
A Cabernet Shiraz blend (51/49) coming from Barossa (51%), Langhorne Creek (17%) and McLaren Vale (17%) vineyards.
Built to last, give it a few more years in the bottle to appreciate the goodness.
A classic Cab Shiraz blend with dark berries, cloves, some earthiness and a wash of spice culminating in a long finish which hangs on for dear life. The tannins are grainy like and the oak complements the fruit well.
The only detractor at this stage is the acid which does eat away at you. But to be there for the long haul you'd hope there would be a hit of acid this early on. Overlook this and stick the wine in a dark place to get twenty plus years from it.
Very good but I'd expect this to be excellent in years to come.
Region: Barossa Valley, Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale
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