Auld Dean Street Creek Barossa Shiraz 2018
The Auld family holds an important place in Australian wine history. Beginning with Patrick Auld (b. 1811), a South Australian wine & spirits merchant, wine has been a common thread in the Auld family bloodline.
Powerful and graceful at once, the wine shows dark and purple fruit richness with spicy oak, olive, dark cocoa and floral aromas on the nose. The immensely concentrated palate delivers outstanding weight and depth, wonderfully complemented by plush texture and silky tannins, making it delectably satisfying. Tasted: November 2021; Now to 2035; Price: $60.00; Rating: 96 Points; Sam Kim; Wine Orbit
A rich wine, warm and avuncular of feel. Dark cherry kirsch, Christmas cake spice, bramble, lilac, anise, bitter chocolate and bourbon vanilla. This is architected with feel-good bones of nostalgia as much as a burl of drying oak, a singe of freshness and a lilt of volatility. Rating: 92 Points; Ned Goodwin MW