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2019 The Quickening Shiraz

Barossa, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$44. 99 Bottle
$539.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2020-2024)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Stelvin
Totally opaque black dark red colour with a bright dark purple hue. Intense freshly crushed blackberries, blueberry and liquorice aromas meld into fennel, vanillin cedar and light pepper. Rich and plump the palate is awash with juicy ripe blackberry, dark plum and liquorice fruits which are underpinned by vanillin cedar, fennel and a dash of pepper. Excellent concentration and depth. Velvety tannins, good freshness and a long succulent aftertaste.
Drink over the next 3-4 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews….
Beheading an ‘immortal’ producers a burst of energy called a ‘Quickening’. Not to be confused with ‘The Pentaveret’, who run everything in the world, including the newspapers.
Cool fragrance of dried flowers, sage and thyme, black fruit and spice. It’s kind of juicy in the blackcurrant and blackberry department, with well-knit tannin giving a confident but gentle grip, fresh feel, and a long and subtly mentholated peppery finish. Very nice. You could well crave it fortnightly. Drink 2020-2028+
94 points
Gary Walsh – The Wine Front