Wednesday, 3 February 2016
Oakvale Ablington Shiraz 2014
Loaded with black fruit, blueberries and dark cherries, there's plenty of depth but it still holds its medium bodied shape. A fine sprinkle of pepper hums through to a long finish.
Twenty percent whole bunch fermentation has added some textural interest. Some oak seems to poke through but perhaps a little too much.
In the end it needs air to show its best but will mature into a better wine. Will cellar long term.
I'd be interested to see where it is in five years but I wouldn't buy one just yet.
Region: Hunter Valley
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