As this wine is tasted I can imagine ‘Ode to Joy’. It’s such a pleasure to see soft restrained Shiraz. The Windows Estate Basket Press Shiraz is a great example of complexity and interest without dominating over extraction. The aromas show good intensity, without leaping from the glass. Ripe red fruit, a complex amalgam of sage, old fashioned roses, and savoury roast meats.
On the palate it’s all soft and silky, and still fruit driven. Warm spices, ripe red fruit, hints of liquorice. No dominate oak flavours (with 18 month French oak barriques). But all supported with gentle tannins. Well priced, especially if buying direct. Happy drinking over the next 5 years.
Production: 400 doz
Region: Margaret River
Source: Provided by producer