Rikard’s 2018 Shiraz is a deep ruby red colour with purple hues. Black forest fruits greet you first on the nose, before a whiff of spice and black pepper. Oak adds a caramel/cedary sweetness and there’s a nougat hint. Fruit of the forest ice-cream!
Dark fruits meet elegance on the palate. It coats the entirety of your mouth with a compote of blackberry, blueberry and black pepper. Tannins are supportive but silken, holding the wine together. It’s textured & chewy yet light & elegant. A savoury, slightly charry finish lingers & hints at what will develop with years to come.