50cl bottle - 2018 Tabula Rasa Red, Wild & Wilder, South Australia
Living up to their name, Wild and Wilder are delighted to present the rule-breaking Tabula Rasa. Each year, the slate is wiped clean and, with no preconceptions, every vintage is original. #V18R draws on fruit from historic vineyards across South Australia, Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro and Carignan, this delicious wine captures the very essence of one season in a playful format that just demands to be drunk. The 2018 edition is lip-smackingly crunchy with vibrant black cherry fruit and exotic spice on the finish.
2019 Speak no Evil Shiraz, Fourth Wave Wines, South Australia
Sourced primarily from a mature, dry-grown vineyards in the McLaren flat sub district of McLaren Vale. The fruit is hand-harvested and sorted before de-stemming and cool fermentation in small two tonne open fermenters with regular hand plunging. Matured in seasoned French oak (30% new French) for ten months before bottling with minimal filtration and sulphur addition.
Aromatically charged with red berry fruit aromas hints of vanilla fresh ground spices and ripe plums. Soft and seductive tannins help shape the wine yet the weight of fruit ensures it remains lithe and generous.The palate rewards with fruit vibrancy, nuanced spice and milk chocolate and a fine, integrated acidity drive a long enjoyable finish. The wine is looking great right now but will also age confidently with very careful cellaring for up to 5 years.