"Produced this year from fruit grown on the Main Road block in Langhorne Creek by the Borrett family. The Main Road block sits only a few hundred metres from the 20 Rows block and stood up to the cooler, wetter seasonal conditions better. It has produced a lovely big robust wine.
Dark in colour, with a very intriguing, complex aroma of molasses, green tea leaves, fresh earth and blueberries. It smells sweet and earthy and very attractive. It presents a big mouthful of flavour, being notably soft and generous and yet still managing to finish firm and balanced; a great combination. This is a large scale, complex tasting wine. I think this wine style is uniquely Australian. Drink anytime over the next 10 years or more.
Robert Parker's reviews:
“Sourced from the same block of Langhorne Creek vines as it has always been, the 2017 Reserve Shiraz boasts intense aromas of menthol-eucalyptus and dark plums. Aged in 30% to 40% new French and American oak, the fruit has easily soaked up any oak flavor, leaving a full-bodied wine that’s loaded with black cherries, mulberries and plums. The texture is lush and creamy, the finish long and smoothly lingering, with hints of licorice and dark chocolate. It’s a big but incredibly suave and sexy offering that carries its ample alcohol (labeled at 15.9%) amazingly well.”
Drink: 2020 – 2030