By Nick Stock
2009 Mount Horrocks Watervale Shiraz
There’s a layer of creamy, spiced custard on the nose here, along with quite striking oak that makes for seductive complexity straight out of the blocks. There’s also plenty of red fruits, ripe plums, dried bush leaves and musky floral perfume. The palate has a crisp, juicy attack, tannins are playful yet savoury and there’s a consistent run of blackcurrant, cherry and plum flavour from start to finish. Best in a year or two.