Silky, earthen, spicy and savoury. Perfume develops with time and there is a lot of subtle and nuanced flavours. The palate is so elegant with the finest of tannins and long length. Near perfect balance and high drinkability make this a stunner now. It will improve for a another 5-10 years I suspect though. Personally, I can’t believe I still have stock of this Enigma Variations wines. I might just drink them myself.
Tamara Irish sounds like she’s made her own bit of paradise on earth. A biodynamic farm that produces amongst other things, beautiful wine. Very low handling and input. No filtration or fining, low sulphur. The wines are really expressive and gorgeous to drink.
A large appellation in South Western Victoria that has produced some of Australia’s greatest Rieslings. Mixed results with Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Cabernet, Chardonnay and more have meant that it does not really rate on a lot of peoples wine radar.
A bit of a chameleon, Shiraz can change how it looks depending on terroir and/or wine maker influence. The Syrah based wines of Northern Rhone are dry and austere while the Shiraz of Barossa is rich and fleshy. A variety that lends itself to long aging but can be drunk at any time of its evolution.