The token red in the Altitude range from Wolf Blass along with the Sauvignon Blanc and the Chardonnay. Technically this is grown at altitude, but the Langhorne Creek region from which they source the grapes is listed on the label as being 54 metres above sea level……….Admittedly, the tech sheet states that the proximity to the sea and the “low altitude” assist with cooling “sea breezes during summer, resulting in a low, slow ripening process.” Evokes a touch of the old Wolf Blass Brown Label which was first released in 1975 and included Langhorne Creek fruit. Wine maker is Marie Clay. The wine is exclusive to Liquorland and First Choice outlets. First tasted blind amongst a round up of 2014 Shiraz.
Wolf Blass, Altitude Shiraz, Limestone Coast, 2014
93% French and American oak, 17% Stainless steel. Ripe and smoky cherry nose. There’s some dark brighter raspberry and sweet mocha lines running through a warming and slick mouth feel. Takes no prisoners, has a dark earthy tannin profile that is teeth coating. Will no doubt be found cheaper and have plenty of fans for the price.
Wine sample courtesy of Wolf Blass/Treasury Wine Estates