Leeuwin Estate Siblings Shiraz 2018
Juicy and concentrated nose packed with plums, cherries and forest fruits. Black cardomom, star anise cedar, cinnamon and nutmeg add extra detail andcomplexity. Soft and supple entry on the palate with blueberries and raspberries at the forefront. Delicate weight through the middle with some savory notes on the finish. This vintage is quite young and closed at the moment. After lots of swirling and time in glass it opens somewhat, revealing fresh black cherry, blueberry, licorice and sweet spices. The oak is prominent, and, as in previous years, a little on the soapy side. Things improve significantly on the palate, however, where a lift of refreshing acidity adds tang to the already fresh fruit. The tannins are fine and chalky, and a line of crushed Mediterranean herbs makes its way to the finish. Drink 2022-2035. This is a juicy, fresh, medium-weight red with ripe red berries and a gently sinewy, spicy and vivacious palate.