2013 I&I - SHIRAZ
Australian wine review - review by andrew graham
The premium Inkwell Shiraz and in fine form here. Matured for 24 months in old French oak, the final numbers – TA 6, pH 3.64. Deep purple red, the nose showing plum and cocoa powder with serious richness. The best thing about this wine is the texture, with some of the bittersweet savoury character of long oak maturation but complemented by plum fruit, the overall effect something akin to a McLaren Vale version of a Rockford Basket Press (or maybe thats just me). Lovely powdery tannins finish everything off nicely, even though it’s very backward. A+ plus McLaren Vale red, and I can’t help but note the moderate alcohol. 18.5/20, 94/100. 13.7%, $30.
Published: 24 December 2015