Source: September 2022 Week 2, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 15th Sep 2022 (RP-93)
We are really ascending the concentration ladder here. This 2020 Carnival of Love Shiraz is intense, compacted and full of dark flavors that roll out over a moderately long finish. Roll up, roll up
Drink Date 2022 – 2032
WHAT IS THE CARNIVAL OF LOVE?
This is as life should be – a Carnival of Love. A place where everyone wants to be, and no one wants to leave.
A bold, lively and expressive Shiraz, the 2018 Carnival of Love begins with raspberry and cassis leading the aromatics, with soft hints of butterscotch. The red fruits are rich with layers of toffee and coconut weaving through the darker plummy fruit that fills the palate. Mocha and spice add more dimensions to an already impressive array of flavours, creating a true celebration of single vineyard McLaren Vale Shiraz.
WA 94pts; WS 93pts
The grapes were grown on the Gateway vineyard in McLaren Vale. Barrel fermented and matured in 100% American oak, using 100% new barrels. The required Marquis Fruit Weight for the Love Series is 85% – 95%. The Actual Fruit Weight for 2018 Carnival of Love 88%.
Residual Sugar: 0.7 (g/L)