Upcoming Offering – Robert Johnson Shiraz 2006

While technically just outside of the Adelaide Hills boundary I couldn’t help but slip this wine into the mix.  The cool slopes (~400m) of this Eden Valley vineyard provide the fruit for this classic Australian Shiraz.  The wine is just starting to get into its’ stride and shake off the restrained shackles of youth. Notes of chocolate, licorice, espresso and blackberries abound.  The palate is full bodied with fine-grained tannins and an important acidic lift.  The flavours are numerous and ethereal, changing the longer that you leave the wine in the glass.  Cool-climate Shiraz making at it’s best.  Drink now to 2017. 5 stars.