Salena Estate are based in the Riverland region of South Australia, here they’ve reached to the Barossa Valley for their varietal range. They’ve also recently announced to the be wine partner for the Restaurant and Catering Association Awards, highlighting excellence in the Australian Hospitality scene.
Salena Estate, ex-PRESS-ion, Shiraz, Barossa Valley, 2019
Deep garnet hue. Varietal and regional qualities of dark plums, Christmas cake spice while Easter is represented with an Easter Egg chocolate bent. There’s a little blackberry and some sweet vanilla oak. Fruit forward with a surprisingly medium body. Good balance of plum and berry fruit with easy tannins. Well put together and presents a solid varietal expression, just maybe a touch over on the value side however.
Rating: 17.25/20 (90/100)