Complex nose displaying earthy, cedar oak and a touch of pepper and herbs. Dry medium plus body with some tomato leaf, violets and sweet plums on the palate. The blend is 62/38 in favour of Shiraz but the Cabernet seems to dominant this elegant blend.
Flaxman The Stranger Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon 2018. Barossa Valley and 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.