The 2015 Koomilya JC Block Shiraz offers an assault of many aromas and flavours that sweep together in one fluid motion, bound in the Koomilya signature of split red woo and mahogany. The nuance and complexity seem almost out of grasp. Silky tannins play across the back palate, soft yet powerful, enveloping and supple with deep spice and cassis flavours that surprise and delight.
It’s fair to say, as far as wine thinkers, and wine makers go, Steve Pannell is a certified genius. I tasted this in the vineyard late last year, and again just now, in the comfort of my own home, which is not to say the vineyard was not comfortable, just a little more breezy, and with the slightly distracting presence of Tom Grant. Hi Tom!
It’s rosy, it’s ferrous, it’s unabashedly Australian and grounded in the tradition of many of the great red wines produced in this country from special sites. Dense and tannic, but not heavy, black olive and tar, raspberry coulis and black fruits, a gentle chewiness, bitter dark chocolate and a little bit of bush and mint perfume. Walnuts. Savoury things, but succulence and bucolic charm laid on thick. Long. It’s a dead set classic. 96+Points, April 2020. Review from Gary Walsh of the Winefront.
The average price per bottle is only available in a case of 6.