2017 Ares Shiraz 750ml
Ares represents the very best shiraz parcels selected each vintage
Deep, dark red with a black core.
Aroma: The bouquet is expressive straight out the gate with notes of dark current, fresh coals, concentrated roasted meats, asian spice, liquorice, warm oil and violet.
Palate: The palate is lush and coating, with a strong core of ripe purple to black fruits. The mouthfeel and weight have an excellent energy and persistence. This sails along the palate, with many cascading layers that reverberate into a long late palate. The tannins buffer the dense core of fruits nicely and has a succulence that is very rewarding. As the wine sits in the glass it builds to display a creamy texture, that holds its shape very well .I love the end of the ride here; your mouth is left with a puckering feeling, as the tannins roll around and slowly abate. This wine is built for the long haul and will reward a long sleep in a quiet place for 10 to 20 years with ease. This is very impressive for the vintage, where concentration was not a given. It had to be made with quality fruit selection and a good hand in the winery.