McLaren Vale, Australia
This wine was selected from the Brick Kiln Shiraz matured in French Oak hogsheads for 18 months. The best six barrels were put together as "The Grove" and described by James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion) as "The Grove - here the best six french oak barrels (largely new) were selected, giving this full-bodied wine a distinct point of difference from the varietal, both in flavour and texture terms; while still rich, ripe and opulent, the black fruits have bettter definition. Drink to 2023"
The wine is deep purple, rich in berry and plum fruit with chocolate overtones and a peppery spiciness. The palate is full and satisfying, leaving the full rich fruit taste lingering for