Powerful wine with lashings of vanilla new oak, pencil shavings and black cherries. Full bodied, smooth round with flavours of fruitcake, raisins, licorice and more black cherries. Slightly jammy with a warm finish. Strong, full bodied wine for the Adelaide Hills.
Sidewood Mappinga Shiraz, 2018, Adelaide Hills, 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.