Ranked #85 of 122 2014 Shiraz from McLaren Vale
Deep, forward-developed red to brick-red colour, the nose shy and reserved but forward-developed and lacking freshness and primary fruit. The palate is big and chunky, a bit shapeless, with masses of drying tannins and a notable lack of freshness and vitality. Many will love it for its richness and softness.
Drink: 2017 to 2029
92 Points Robert Parker
Deep garnet in color with a hint of purple, the 2014 Shiraz G A M offers fruitcake, preserved plums and blueberry tart notes with suggestions of mocha, Marmite and bacon fat. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is laden with spicy black berry preserve layers, supported by rounded tannins and seamless acidity, finishing long and savory.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. August, 2017