2018 Henschke Tappa Pass Shiraz
The 2018 Tappa Pass Shiraz blends fruit from Eden Valley and Barossa Valley, then ages it in 20% new French oak hogsheads, with the balance aged in used oak. Vanilla notes and dried spices add extra complexity to the dark berry fruit on the nose, while this creamy, full-bodied wine expands on the palate, delivering waves of lush blueberry and blackberry fruit balanced by savory overtones of tapenade and grilled beef. Those elements all come to a harmonious crescendo on the long, velvety finish. This is the sort of Barossa wine that's thrilling to drink in its exuberant youth but will still be going strong a decade or more hence. Drink 2021 - 2035.
Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (April 2021)
This shiraz for the Light Pass district of the Barossa Valley is ripe and rich with attractive blueberry and plum aromas, as well as lightly spicy, cedary notes. The palate has a smooth, ripe and very rich feel with bold blackberry and blueberry flavors, delivered amid glossy, long tannins. Drink or hold.
JamesSuckling.com (June 2021)