Vintage Fortified Shiraz 50cl 2018, D’Arenberg
Beautiful perfume with blackberry, blueberry and middle eastern saffron spice on the nose. Dusty, earthy aromas give way to layers of aniseed and black olive. The palate beautifully follows the nose; mouth filling, generous, and not overtly sweet. One to cellar for many moons. From the first declared vintage in 1928, d’Arenberg fortified wines have been Shiraz based, and the vines that produced the original vintage still provide the grapes for this wine. These old vines are stumpy, gnarled and deep rooted, distinguished by their small bunches of highly coloured and intensely flavoured grapes.