Something new from Robert Stein - a Nouveau style Shiraz. Made with 30% whole bunches, there's some appealing savoury characteristics here.
It's gravelly and minerally with textural feels from the bunches. There's a slippery feel too which I don't find that enticing to be honest. A dusting of black pepper sits on the surface and kicks on to a long finish. Plum and mulberry fruit lay underneath the savoury and bunchy characters but seem to be wrestled out of the way. The acid possesses some crunch, but in all, it's a wine that doesn't get my heart racing.
Drink now to three years.