2018 Journeys End Embarkment Shiraz
This wine is made using six different Shiraz clones which add complexing layers to the finished wine. These clones were first identified in 1964 by Harry Tulluch of the South Australian Department of Agriculture and include SA1654 (The most widely planted Shiraz clone in Australia) which produces wines of intense black purple colour with a distinct black pepper character; SA2626, a firmer tannin structure with flavours of stewed fruit and sour cherries. SA1127 has spectacular dense purple black colour and the aroma is of violets and cherry palate flavours. SA712 is dominated by chocolate and plum flavour whilst BVRC30 offers an earthy, farmyard character to Shiraz.
Rich and opulent, delivering McLaren Vale’s renown generosity and depth of fruit.
Impenetrable inky black heart with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Jumping out of the glass are ripe blackberry and liquorice aromas which are trailed by some toasty vanillin oak, subtle black olive, fennel and blackpepper scents. Rich aniseed and blackberry flavours possess both weight and an opulent texture. Subtlety toasted vanillin oak, fennel and blackpepper chime in on the back palate for additional nuance. Excellent concentration, delivering McLaren Vale’s renown generosity and depth of fruit. Relatively polished yet sturdily built tannins provide the long aftertaste with a gentle chewy feel.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.