Brilliant and reserved, this is a study in Shiraz, with Classic Syrah notes of dark black fruits, damp herbs, and clear minerality. Hints of thyme and mint on the nose lead into a creamy, full-bodied palate that flows into silk on the finish. The oak is present, but blends in beautifully in this flawlessly balanced, seamless Shiraz.
More reserved but no less brilliant, the 2017 Shiraz Lily's Garden comes from the McLaren Vale and spent 18 months in just 9% new French oak. Classic Syrah notes of dark black fruits, damp herbs, scorched earth, and obvious minerality give way to a medium to full-bodied beauty that is flawlessly balanced, textured, and seamless. It’s up with the finest vintages I’ve tasted of this cuvée and will keep for upwards of a decade.