Single vineyard expression from Elena and Zar Brooks. 18 Months in French oak (One third new).
Dandelion Vineyards, Firehawk of McLaren Vale, Shiraz, McLaren Vale, 2020
Ermine purple with bright rim. Syrupy and concentrated nose: plenty of dark liqueur cherry and blackberry with woody spice and a creaminess from the oak. Cool, inky iodine and McLaren Vale stoniness. Popping with piquant white pepper spice on the full and refined palate. Smooth entry with tannins earthy and slightly gritty. Mocha oak gives a creamy, yet chary tang. Darkly morish.
Wine sample courtesy of Dandelion Vineyards