2015 BLOCK D RESERVE SHIRAZ
JAMES HALLIDAY, AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION, 2019 EDITION
Hand-picked, whole berries wild yeast - open fermented, matured for 14 months in French oak (30% new). Bright crimson-purple; highly fragrant and flowery, cool-grown shiraz aromas set their own agenda, deftly opening the doors to allow the discussion to start. Sweet red cherry fruit, with a hint of forest strawberry, are given the floor, freed by the 13.5% alcohol, no heat, no eye-popping, just beautiful shiraz, unforced by new French oak. Rating 96. Drink to 2035.