Dark ruby with an abrupt edge. A nose as stifling and dry as the desert, red dust blowing, sweat dries instantly, combining with the dust into muddy rivulets of failed irrigation on your skin. A round sluggish fruit rises up in the background, obese and lumbering–someone you feel sorry for in this heat. I would love to say an herbaceous edge lurks at the bottom, but that is just tar and singed hair. Sweet and syrupy is the lingering bouquet.
In the mouth, thick and plush–a tinny leathery syrup flows across fruit dessert, dry eucalyptus introducing the brash tannin where–in classic Shiraz fashion–the obnoxiously ripe fruit holds court. It doesn’t even let the finish-heat sway it–which is a good thing, I guess.
This somm-fav is as ostentatious as their website and definitley designed for the LCD.
2016 MOLLYDOOKER Shiraz ‘The Boxer’ South Australia 16.0