The 2015 Koomilya DC Block Shiraz offers cool and aromatic aromas, reminiscent of the Australian bush with blood plums, fresh prunes, citrus and herbs. The palate is pleasingly ripe with rich flavours filling all corners of the mouth, showing flavours of blue fruits and Eau de Vie. A finish of dusty earth and roasted meats.
Comes from 80 year old vines, from Upper Tintara in the McLaren Vale, though of course, no mention can be made of Tintara on the label. Just one of those things. Like Kalmina. Like Stonewell. Like Polish Hill, without the River.
It’s quite different to the JC block, although, of course, similar. Like siblings, perhaps. Here we have cherries steeped in brandy, mint, iron, juice of prune and plum, though freshness is not taken hostage as a result. Dense, a bit chewy, a little warmth, but like a hug from an old friend, long lost, but well met. Ink wells and old desks, brine and blackberry. Sweet and savoury on a long and umami finish. Terrific. Verity and integrity. It’s a wonderful wine. 95+ Points, April 2020. Review from Gary Walsh of the Winefront.
The average price per bottle is only available in a case of 6.