(a blend of shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc): Inky ruby. Sexy, highly perfumed aromas of ripe dark berries, pipe tobacco, vanilla and dried flowers, with a peppery nuance adding lift. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering densely packed black and blue fruit flavors and a hint of licorice. The vanilla and floral notes come back on the sweet, penetrating finish, which is framed by youthfully chewy, building tannins. Give this promising wine some air or bottle age.
Robert Parker 93+
Medium garnet-purple colored, the 2012 Keyneton Estate Shiraz Euphonium explodes from the nose with lifted cherry, blackberry and mulberry notes over suggestions of licorice, sandalwood, bay leaves and cedar. Medium-bodied with mouth-filling cherry, berry and spice box flavors, it has a solid backbone of grainy tannins and lively acid, finishing very long.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2026
65% Shiraz, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc. Bright ruby. Dense and fresh. Lifted. Lots of elements in here. Not exuberant. Still counting up the ingredients.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2025