Savaterre 2013 Shiraz
"t’s wildly complex and yet pure and well polished. Dark cherried, slightly charry, smoky bacon notes woven through cloves and earth. It crackles with spice, oozes warm fruit and screws tannin through much of the back palate. It’s at the start of a longish life. Alive with concentrated fruit, sturdy with tannin but essentially pretty. Needless to say, there’s a lot to recommend it. Rated: 94 Points "
Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front : July 2015
This Shiraz is a wine that makes me happy. Its profound, concentrated, intense and layered whilst remaining sophisticated and light on its feet.
Flowers, black cherry, white truffle, olive tapenade, licorice, earth, black raspberry, stone and an array of exotic spices grabs your attention. With a texture of pure, exotic silk and velvet, this is a lush, opulent, sexy wine that finishes with a rich, concentrated wave of perfectly ripe, hedonistic enjoyment.
This wine will continue to improve for many years. I think around 8 years of age will be drinking the way I personally enjoy them. Some nice secondary characters but not showing any sign of fading.