Gartelmann Diedrich Shiraz 2016

A rebranding and repackaging for the flagship red from Gartelmann.  This label has a healthy trophy cabinet and there’s no reason this one probably won’t continue that theme.

Gartelmann, Diedrich, Shiraz, Orange, 2016

Intense, concentrated and smells thick like drying blood. Generous splodges of black and red fruit with a green pepper spice stalky vein and lumps of cocoa. Oak is heavy, but not raw. Viscous and sure footed, the tannins present a masticating rump-steak chew before turning velvety. Spice and black fruits interplay well before a very long flavour tail. Built for the long haul.

RRP: $50
Alc: 15.2%
Rating: 19/20 (95/100)

Wine sample courtesy of Gartelmann Wines and Define Wine

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