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2018 Tarrawatta Ambervale Shiraz

Eden Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$49. 99 Bottle
$599.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
ABV: 14.9%
Closure: Cork
Impenetrable inky black in colour with a very deep black dark red hue. Potent black cherry, liquorice and black plum aromas jump out of the glass trailed by lightly toasted vanillin cedar, black olive, earth and spicy leather notes. Rich and full the palate is jam packed with black fruits – ripe black cherry, liquorice and black plum leading the way underscored by vanillin oak, scorched earth, subtle black olive and blackpepper characters. An opulent mouthfeel backed by ripe sturdy tannins. Finishes long, lush and chewy.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 14.9%

Other Reviews….
I loved the 2018 Shiraz Ambervale. This is classic Shiraz done with elegance and purity as well as richness. Lots of ripe black berry fruits, chocolate, mint, damp earth, and violet notes define the bouquet, and it's full-bodied and brilliantly balanced, with ripe tannins and notable freshness. It's a gem of a wine to enjoy over the coming 7-8 years. Drink 2021-2029.
95 points

First release. Hand-picked fruit from vines in Moculta, planted 1968. Wild fermented, basket pressed then matured 23 months in new and seasoned French oak hogsheads. Impressive hue of deep, vibrant purple, heralding an all-new Barossa shiraz of presence and distinction. Ticking all the boxes of impact of black fruits, licorice, coffee bean and dark chocolate oak. It holds integrity and poise, harmonised by an even acid line and most of all, by a fine, taut frame of impeccable tannins. Line and length promise great things in time. Drink by 2033.
95 points
Tyson Stelzer – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion