Wolf Blass, Black Label 1974
Elegance is the stamp of this wine from a cool, wet year in which the Shiraz (20%) came from Coonawarra’s cooler climes. It retains surprisingly sylph-like, silky, sweet plum with panforte nuances. Mellow notes of anise, cedar and perfumed coconut chime in. Though the fruit is fading, the marriage of fruit, oak, acid and tannin remains harmonious. It was aged for 18 months in new French and American oak.
Taster: Sarah Ahmed