The 2015 Velvet & Willow Grenache Shiraz displays a beautiful bright purple colour, lovely aromas of plums with hints of black cherries and just a trace of oak.
The wine has a big, rich, flavoursome palate with subtle vanillin oak and fully ripe fruit. It has some tight grippy tannins on the finish to balance out the whole package into a great blend.
These top quality, low-yielding, fully ripened grapes were fermented in open vats before being matured in a combination of new and used French and American oak barrels.
Whilst this wine is alluring now, it will, over the next 3-5 years, mellow and round out to become a sensational wine which will give great enjoyment and then live for many more years if kept under good cellaring conditions.
By its very nature, this wine makes an ideal accompaniment to rich, hearty dishes. Especially barbequed meats or stews.