Platter * * * * – Spice, white pepper, floral & plummy tones on 2017, 100% shiraz (no mourvèdre). Supple tannins, (older) oak secondary, bright fruit is the star, finishes respectably dry. More earnest intent than 2016 (3.5 stars, 84 pts).
The wine a deep purple colour with flashes of scarlet. The ripe plum and mulberry aromas are uplifted with cherry blossom and violets, while infused with subtle cinnamon and aromatic white pepper. The palate is gentle and the tannins fresh but rounded. The aromatics continue into the palate with added blueberry, a hint of roasted black olives and soft-spoken sweet spice. A versatile, vibrant medium-bodied wine.
The Baldrick Shiraz will enhance many a dish and occasion. We recommend it with slow cooked lamb, freshly seared steak and mashed potato with caramelised onion gravy. You could even have it with turnip…?!
Alcohol : 13.40 % vol
TA : 5.6 g/l
Sugar : 2.8 g/l
pH : 3.50