2018 Castle Rock Estate Great Southern Shiraz

The Castle Rock Riesling did it to me and now this Shiraz has done it to me as well.  By that I mean, much like the Riesling, I’ll get straight to the point and let you know my thoughts about it. In a nutshell, it’s pretty darn special.

It’s a lovely deep, shiny red colour in the glass.  Quite attractive actually and that attractiveness doesn’t stop there.  Aromatically it presents beautifully! Complex and generous with plums and dark fruits along with hints of pepper and herbs.  Rich and generous flavours of black fruits and dark cherries sit very nicely on the palate while plum characters fill out the mid palate.  Black and white pepper, a touch of spice and smooth tannins contributed to a terrific, balanced and textural finish.  This is a ripper of a Shiraz and, for the price, a bloody cheap ripper of a Shiraz!

Castle Rock Estate Website

Region: Porongarup, WA     Price: $25    Source: Sample courtesy of Castle Rock Estate and Define Wine

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