Ripe jammy wild blackberries and red cherries on the aromatically driven nose. Primary fruit driven. Juicy medium bodied wine with cherry ripe and plum flavours. Dry fine tannins with a soft finish. Eminently drinkable. 20% Touriga gives the aromatic lift. I did not expect to like this blend but it won me over.
De Iuliis Shiraz Touriga 2019, Hunter Valley, NSW
Outstanding (Score range 95-100)
Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.
Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)
A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.
Recommended (Score range 89-91)
An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.