I’ve always suspected that there’a a great deal of untapped potential when it comes to Shiraz in the Great Southern. This suave, sophisticated and downright handsome effort from Howard Park does nothing to dissuade me from that opinion.
Savoury and structured with superb shape through the mouth and plentiful depth. Black over red berries, assorted cupboard spices, lavender and pepper alongside blonde pouch tobacco. Possesses an undercurrent of licorice and aniseed tinged herbs. Cedary oak is immaculately pitched and of a very high standard. Fine, tight-knit graphite tannins see the wine out. A stint in a cool, dark place won’t do this any harm whatsoever. 94
Region: Great Southern
Tasted: April 2014