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The Real Review – H Block 2018 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon

Posted 04 August, 2021
95/100
Ralph Kyte-Powell

Ralph Kyte-Powell

 

A big Barossa red in a heavy bottle, this has dense, deep, saturated purplish colour and a powerful nose of crushed dark berries, dried currants and roasting pan juices, skilfully balanced with a well-measured seasoning of toasty vanillin oak. It’s full-bodied, ripe and complete, with a flowing velvety texture and a solid backbone of ripe tannins supporting an appropriately long finish. Shiraz-cabernet blends have a long tradition in the Barossa Valley and this is a worthy example, hefty in build, but fresher and more refined than many.
08 MAY 2021
Drink: 2021–2041