Shottesbrooke, Single Vineyard Series, Bush Vine, Grenache, McLaren Vale, 2016
Potent and fragrant nose: Deep choc berry with rubber/eraser, a salty roast chicken meatiness, cabbage rose and quince. Medium to full bodied. A wine of contrasts: complex layers of savoury “minerality” working as the left hand to a right hand of tight, restrained fruit. That fruit equates to obvious quality McLaren dark raspberry with bitter choc edge. The tannins a low sandy rumble. Finishing focused and ramrod straight with the savoury elements having the last word.
Wine sample courtesy of Shottesbrooke