2017 Angove The Medhyk Shiraz
Matured in a combination of old and new French oak for 17 months. Totally opaque black as night core with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Alluring and intense the nose offers up a mix of liquorice, black cherry and dark plum scents which are followed by vanillin cedar, fennel and peppered herb notes. Rich and deep with a plush, velvety feel, succulent liquorice, black cherry and dark plum fruits show great range extending right through to a power packed finish. Chiming in for added complexity are notions of spicy vanillin cedar, fennel and lightly peppered dried herbs. Silky smooth tannins. The aftertaste exceptionally long and polished.
Drink over the next 6-8 years.
Disciplined attention to detail has produced a perfectly balanced medium to full-bodied palate with supple, juicy and smooth plum and blackberry fruit; a hint of dark chocolate; integrated cedary oak and built-in tannins. It sings from start to finish.
James Halliday, James Halliday Wine Companion