A new release for “The Metal” range from Berton Vineyards. Sourced from “‘South Eastern Australia” fruit sources of 45% Mount Lofty Ranges, 30% Gundagai and 21% Heathcote. French and American oak for 14 months.
Berton Vineyards, The Black, Shiraz, SEA, 2018
Opaque and deep garnet with a bright rim. Oak spice hits hard: vanilla bean paste and sharp cedary notes. Black fruits: berry and cherry. Peppercorn and yeasty darkness with richer protein heavy blue cheese hints. Plenty of grunt and give. Reams of dark fruit with piquancy and raspy tannin. Runs a little lean through the finish for higher points, but still offering plenty of value.
Rating: 17.5/20 (90/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Berton Vineyards