Not subtle, but this whopper is crammed with lots of good flavours and is rich and powerful. Mint, anise and eucalyptus aromas; very ripe fruit; massive body and structure. A meal in itself.
Vendor Deal ID 708816 is configured on 21/06/2018 8:00:59 AM
Upon release, ‘The Dead Arm’ Shiraz has a vivid, young, dense, purple-red colour. Very intense aromas with a complex combination of fragrant spices and violets, dark cherry, blackberry and blueberry, are made more complex with great liquorice, pepper and integrated svelte of boot-polish like characters. The taste is rich, gutsy and virile, with attacking spice, dark liquorice, cherry, blackberry, plum and dried black olive. The level of fruit weight masks the framework of oak tannins; however, the mineral fruit grittiness is balanced with a very long fruit-fragrant, persistent spice will yield a wine of great ageing power.
The Descendant is a single vineyard Shiraz-Viognier, which as the name implies, is a direct descendant of RunRig. The Descendant vineyard Shiraz expresses tar and black olive, offset wonderfully by the velvety mouth feel with the jasmine and apricot aromatics of Viognier.
Until 3-4 decades ago, many Australian wineries were better known for their fortified than dry table wines. For whatever reason, many of these fortifieds fell out of favor in Australia, and have never received the respect they deserve given how spectacular many can be. Rick Burge’s ancestors always made fortified wines, and kept the soleras active during their lifetimes. No one will be disappointed in this spectacular non-vintage fortified. Drink now or cellar.
One of the standout wines of the vintage from one of the standout blokes in the Barossa Valley.
There's so much fruit in here it's hard to believe they got a cork in, raspberries drive the show, really intense and ripe with earthy undertones, gentle spice and oak too.
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