Thursday, 8 December 2022

Tim Smith Wines Barossa Shiraz 2021

 

Quality Barossa - the two words that come to mind when you have a Tim Smith wine in your hands. This Shiraz comes from one of the best vintages in recent times. Looking for a keeper without needing to redraw the home loan? This would be a clever investment.

A bomb of dark berries, plums, blueberries, vanilla, cedar and some Five Spice offer plenty of interest from the outset. The more it sits the more it opens to reveal Dutch cocoa, and dare I say, some Maccas chocolate fudge. The savoury aspect has some get up and go and builds wonderfully showcasing dried thyme, sage and some woodsy spices. The oak is prominent but will calm - this is built for the long haul. For now, that is what pulls it back a notch, but give it time and it will become a magical wine. Long, flavoursome and seemingly boundless with oceans of depth, this is a comfort wine you could say. Decant for now or tuck away for later. I'd take the second choice and reap the reward from 2025+

Drink to ten years+

94/100

Region: Barossa
RRP: $45
Source: Sample

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