Tonight’s occasion: 2013 Reserve Shiraz (D Block) by Davey Family, McLaren Vale, Australia.
Deep inky color. Big, fruit forward nose rich with plum and sweet cherry. There’s a hint of leather towards the back. The plum carries forward into a big structured moderately acidic slightly dry body. Not as fruit forward as the nose would suggest. A hint of minerality. The finish is even more massive with boat loads of tannic grip that fight for dominance eventually ceding to a long lasting spice. This wine is just now becoming approachable. It is a solid wine now, but given more time to fully develop, I can see it turning into a real masterpiece. I’d say 5-10 years from now. During my recent trip to Australia, I found that on the whole, wines from this region were top notch. This one is no exception. If you are looking for a real taste of Australia here in the US, head over to @totalwine and pick up one of these. This is a fine example of a Shiraz from Australia. 🍷😁👌🏽