Highland Heritage " The Patrono Series ", Shiraz [Orange NSW] 2015
This D'Aquino family Patrono series commemorates 70 years of winemaking in the Orange region.
This 2015 Shiraz is an intense, complex wine redolent of black currant, pepper & mixed dried herbs. The nose evolves with hints of tobacco & prunes.
The pronounced clean acid, indicative of the elevated cool climate region, is counterbalanced by well-handled oak.
The analogy that springs to mind is that of an eager bouncy puppy keen and champing to be unleashed.
My examplar, full of primary fruit exhuberance was enjoyed with slow cooked beef cheek and Paris match.
5 to 10
Winery Website: www.highlandheritage estate.com.au David@definewine.com.au