Woods Crampton White Label Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015
The 2015 vintage on the eastern slopes of the Barossa Valley was outstanding. Good soil moisture allowed the vines to weather the warm, dry summer before late rains refreshed the vines before cooler conditions allowed a long, even ripening. The nose is bright and expressive with aromas of dark berries, ripe blood plans and exotic spice. The palate is supple and fruit driven but impressively elegant with spicy, dark berry fruit flavours wrapped in fine tannins before a finish given definition by whole-bunch derived grip and fresh acidity. This wine drinks well now but will improve significantly with twelve months in bottle before aging gracefully for well over ten years.
The Wine Front – t's as tasty and accessible as ever, and also carries its trademark drinkabilty and understated style. Plum and blue fruits, peanuts in dark chocolate, plenty of spice, touch of stalk and meaty funk, with a subtle floral perfume. Medium bodied, silky and well knit, with fine grained graphite tannin, balanced acidity, and an even finish of good length. Feels glossy and ready to go, though a couple of years in the cellar will likely show further improvement. Rated : 93 Points
In a mixed or straight case: $19.94