Carlei “Forties Old Block” Shiraz 2006
Complex savoury spice (bay leaf and coriander), truffle and white pepper on the nose with complimentary fruits blueberry, dark chocolate, plums, and ripe cherries with an earthy and brambly note. This is a very powerful wine with typical earthiness and chewy, fleshy texture. The finish is persistent with fine tannins and a fabulous balanced acidity. Very young and youthful with fully ripe tannins. Classically structured, this wine offers lovely drinking now but will improve over the next 5 to 10 years. It should then mature slowly for many years hence.
Central Victoria, Australia