An inviting nose with sweet spices, a hint of cured meats, touches of black pepper and seasoned new French oak. Akin to the Rhône Valley. Dry medium bodied with velvet tannins. Cherry and raspberry flavours with a touch of salami. Slightly warm finish. Eminently drinkable.
Sidewood Shiraz 2020, 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.