Not a fan of Shiraz and this did not help the cause. Not worth exploring more of.
Really interesting nose. Baking spices (cinnamon, clove and nutmeg) straight away, with blackberry and plum (after a bit of vigorous swirling in the glass). Very ripe black fruit on the palate, with bold peppery spice. Dark chocolate, vanilla and persistent complex baking spices (and I’m not just saying that because I still “Layer Cake” in my head). Stylistically, the Layer Cake range of wines are very similar. Very polished, no rough edges, not exactly always paying huge attention to terroir, but that doesn’t always matter…which some will always disagree with me on.
Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, anise, black pepper...too complex, spicy for me. Acidic. After swirling, it is better. I taste blackberry, cherry and plum. Slightly oaky with a long lingering finish. Bold, dark, dense. Purple clings to the glass. Might be good with grilled burgers, ribs...
Three and a half glasses