A floral delight sings from the glass with beautifully perfumed honey suckle and jasmine blossoms. There are fresh mandarin notes, white peaches, touches of musk and the gentle tang of lemon sherbet. The palate is alive with the white blossoms, delicious ripe honeydew melon and hints of the lemon sherbet. The wine has retained a blush of colour from contact with the grape skins. It has a lovely balanced weight and is beautifully textured and is reminiscent of long Summer afternoons.
Intriguing aromas of tantalising saffron pears, just ripe apricots, nutty macadamias and zesty lemon sherbet dance around a quirky slightly saline nub. There are intense and textural citrus notes on the palate which try to dominate but glimpses of tropical fruit including pawpaw and champagne melon shine through and pineapple lingers and lingers.
The familiar aromas of rich fruit and nut cake laced with brandy and touches of marzipan. An intriguing flirtation of Cara Cara orange peel and sun warmed ripe apricots hint at what the palate holds. Intense dried apricots soaked in brown lime cordial delight the palate and toffeed apricots are carried to a seemingly never ending finish.
A symphony of red and black berries and maraschino cherries jumps out of the glass to greet you and those flavours continue to dance onto the palate.
Dark richly perfumed cherries and intensely fragrant strawberry jelly greet you followed by the scent of perfumed dark roses with hints of tea and orange oil. The palate is spicy and reminiscent of chai tea. Evocative flavours of a rich tagine with expressions of orange oil and truffle notes all entwine with dark sweet berry fruit.
Lovely aromas of blackcurrants, stewed rhubarb, hibiscus tea and wild brambles all entwined with exotic eastern spices. There are also pleasing glimpses of sweet dried raisins and some delicate violet notes. The palate is rich and luscious with dense mulberry flavours enhanced by mixed spices and pepperberries and these flavours last and last.
Irresistible blackcurrant jubes leap out of the glass and then the more nuanced fragrances of red roses, exotic sandalwood, dark chocolate and star anise. There is a big mouthful of black berries and dark cherries, suggestions of Black Forest cake, hints of menthol and a lingering finish carried by fine tannins of espresso coffee, cloves and cinnamon.
Intense black plum and spice with subtle floral notes and nuances of perfumed blackcurrants. Multiple layers of blackcurrants have a slightly savoury intonation together with roasted ground eastern spices that elevate the wine beyond being merely a delicious fruit bomb to a grown-up elegant McLaren Vale Shiraz.
Dark brooding black fruits immediately greet your nose. Next the arrival of attractive perfumed floral notes reminiscent of bath salts and then the fruits return as delicious notes of blackberry conserve. The palate is divinely plush with a mixture of red and black berry fruits and again there are floral notes. The tannins are gently mouth coating giving added texture and the dense berry fruit favours linger on and on.
Velvety darkly perfumed with top notes of violets surrounded by deep red roses. There are hints of spice dominated by anise. Hidden amongst the floral notes is an aroma of Victoria sponge cake sandwiched with dark berry jam. Glimpses of fresh spruce are also evident. The palate is all enchanting dark velvet flavoured with mulberries. Thoughts go to a French Patisserie serving berry tarts with a restrained elegant sweetness. Ambrosial.