Source: End of July 2020, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 31st Jul 2020 (RP-96 )
The mulberry and vanilla-scented 2017 Ares Shiraz is a full-bodied Barossa Shiraz, with sufficient structure to support at least 15 years of aging. Dark purple and saturated in color, it shows some faint herbal nuances as well?enough to keep the fruit from being monolithic or boring, not enough to be a distraction. The tannins are rich and ripe, imparting a velvety texture on the palate and lingering as a soft dustiness on the long finish.
Deep set with notes of macerating black berries, white flower, Chinese five spice, flesh vanilla pod, black peppercorn and coal dust
Medium to full-bodied, this wine explodes on the palate with saturated blackberry & black cherry. Concentrated & mouth-coating, flavours roll & crash through every corner of the palate. Complexing notes of lavender, pipe smoke, vanilla pod, & short crust pastry add depth and complexity. Tannins are folded through the fruit & provide regal structure whilst the acidity provides freshness & pop. Incredibly long through the late palate with supporting notes of 90% dark chocolate & fresh black pepper