Australia, John Duval, Entity Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia 2012

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The best vintage yet of this Shiraz. The nose is ripe and mellow, with layers of rich blackberry and plum. There’s a wealth of spice, soulful, earthy depth and a smoky, tarry edge. The palate offers smooth, bright blackberry and plum fruit. Deceptively sturdy tannins merit considerable cellaring if you can manage to keep your hands off it!
Price £23.98-£32 Carruthers & Kent, Exel Wines, Liberty Wines, Slurp, The Secret Cellar, WoodWinters
Drink 2018-2030
Alc 14.5%