2018 Turners Crossing The Crossing Shiraz
Matured in French oak hogsheads for 17 months. Totally opaque midnight black core with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Nosing reveals pronounced scents of liquorice and choc mint followed by vanillin cedar, hints of earth and spice. Plush in texture with medium to full body weight, the palate has an expressive yet refined flavour profile of spicy ripe plums, liquorice and choc mint. Vanillin cedar and a subtle earthiness linger underneath. Silky smooth tannins with a long sumptuous aftertaste.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
The company's premium shiraz comes in a heavy bottle, cork and wax seal. Built large, this big, ripe shiraz delivers something for everyone. Bursting in ripened plums, licorice, earth, sweet spiced oak, and there's even a waft of eucalypt, too. It's warm and rich to taste, the toasty oak and spice rolling in across a palate of supple tannins. Will definitely build further. Drink by 2034.
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