Parker 2018 Shiraz



Every thing about this wine sings drink now, cut me a slice of pizza, and ease yourself towards a daylight saving sunset. It’s subtitled “Early Release/ Bright and Fresh”, rates at 13.5% alc, and lifts your nostrils with delightful violet fragrance before treating you to a splash of vibrant, crimson to purple fruit flavours as you sip.

Winemaking wise, steered by Phil Lehmann, the grapes are from a north-eastern Coonawarra vineyard in what the locals call “Wombat Country”, then worked in a sensitive manner to hold back on extraction and promote more delicate characters – and that also means no oak influence at all. To drink, it sits very easily in the mouth with polite tannins sitting back in the shadows, so think juicy, spicy and very easy to pour again and again over summer.

“Think juicy, spicy and very easy to pour again and again”