Wednesday, 16 March 2016

O'Leary Walker Final Instructions Shiraz 2014

David O'Leary's connection with the Adelaide Hills dates back to 1912 when his grandfather purchased a vineyard in Oakbank. The links to the area are strong, so much so the new Adelaide Hills cellar door is smack bang next door to the Oakbank racecourse - hence the racing themed new labels.

Hills Shiraz is bringing the wine world much happiness, the cool climate style is responsible for much of this. And here we go again with the delish factor cranked high.

Enticing aromas of dark berry fruit lifted by bright raspberry. Dig deep again for dark plums with cloves wafting on by. There's an energy about the fruit once down the hatch. It almost appears to be hustling on the balls of its feet. Youthful exuberance of sorts. Cool climate white pepper nips at the heels with the acid still in its youth. Dark chocolate salutes as it passes the post.

Decant for maximum enjoyment factor now or it will sit for easily eight years.

Very good.

Region: Adelaide Hills
RRP: $35
Source: Sample

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