More approachable in its youth than the 2010 Meerea Park Alexander Munro Shiraz. It’s expressive and talkative, although best to give it a good decant if you want to go at it now. 30% whole bunches and 3% Viognier included in the ferment.
Flamboyant purple berries and cherries, cocoa, anise and other complex spices. Nuances of iron, game and coffee beans. Velvety in the mouth with layered phenolics pulling the pouch strings tight at the end of the mid-palate. Subliminal stone fruit. The white-grape influence is obvious in terms of texture, flavour and aroma. Works for me. 92
Region: Hunter Valley
Tasted: August 2013