Impressive wine. Meaty and savoury with new oak and a hint reductive, adding to the complexity of the nose. Elegant and lovely balanced palate whilst maintaining a juicy note as well as lashings of cinnamon and nutmeg. Dry slighly tannic finish.
Leogate Estate The Basin Shiraz 2017, Hunter Valley, NSW
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.