2013 I&I - SHIRAZ

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Inkwell from strength to strength. The real deal. Farm the stuff, make the stuff. Good humans. Worth the exploration. 

Ink by name, ink by nature, here. Has that vivid scent of Indian ink, touch of char, touch of black olive, touch of wet stone. There’s lurid dark berry fruit in the mix too, but hair stood on end for Gestetner fluid that I once sprayed a bottle of everywhere in an abandoned home ready for demolition. So smooth and silky to taste. Lavishes the palate with a rich stain of dark fruit, spice, liquid stone-like mineral character, impressively long and finishes with soft tannin. Such good, full flavoured, rich yet structured wine. 

Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : APR16
Alcohol : 13.7%
Price : $40
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2016 - 2025


Posted on 08 April 2016.

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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

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