The nose displays attractive earth, sweet vanilla oak and black pepper. Dry palate with ripe blackberries and black cherries and a touch of mint. Well balanced medium bodied wine. More Cabernet like than Shiraz, which I often see in the Eden Valley, maybe it is the winemakers hand rather than the fruit, or could be both! Made from 80 year old vines. Pre-release tasting so price is only an indication.
Flaxman Estate Shiraz 2018, Eden Valley, SA
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.