This powerhouse Shiraz pulls no punches; it’s a bold and broad wine with masculine aromas of sandalwood, smoke and black licorice bobbing and weaving among the blackberry, kirsch and plum flavors at the rich, juicy core. Velvety tannins and a long, persistent finish give a nod to elegance and refinement, without giving up an ounce of power.
A blend of McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley fruit, the 2013 Shiraz Ares spent two years in oak prior to bottling. A barrel selection of the winery's best lots, it boasts seductive aromas of baking spices and vanilla, backed by deep, concentrated fruit. It's broad and expansive on the palate but not flabby, the mixed berries and chocolate framed by judicious use of oak. The tannins are ripe and plush, and the berry flavors linger on the finish, turning complex, meaty and savory in the process.