Classic cool climate shiraz displaying clear strong white pepper as well as floral perfumed notes. Acid driven medium bodied palate with nice red cherry fruit. The wine has sticky fine grained tannins on the finish. This wine inspire me to write an article on rotundone – the compound behind pepper in shiraz, with plenty of assistance from the highly experienced Llew Knight from Granite Hills.
Granite Hills Shiraz 2017, Macedon Ranges, Victoria
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.