Massena The Eleventh Hour Shiraz 2015, Barossa Valley, AUD $40
Lovely freshness with plummy fruit and a chocolate and jersey caramel-overlay. The flavour concentration is glorious: juicy mulberries, Satsuma plums and a little liquorice. The palate is open-natured and soft, with integrated papery tannin plus wonderful vibrancy and energy.
An excellent example of contemporary Barossa shiraz. (Screwcap)
Score: 93 ★★★★½ – view Toni’s original tasting
Ageing: now to 2025
Food: Slow cooked pork with a redcurrant and balsamic reduction
Stockists: Vintage Blue (NSW)
Ranked #11 of 45 2015 Shiraz from Barossa Valley