It’ll be another good red given more time.
Leconfield McLaren Vale Shiraz 2017 – Oh, so young! It’s less forbidding than I expected, so perhaps 2017 made softer reds than 2016. Still, it opened up a lot over a couple of days. The fruit is intense and seductive as usual, the French oak seamless, the tannins are ripe and fine-grained. It’ll be another good red given more time. 94++ points.
My favourite in this trio. Yes I know what you’re going to say: I’m not a huge fan of Shiraz, but this rich, sumptuous red has charms that are hard to resist. It’s seamless, perfect pitch, it’s big but everything is in balance, it’s soft as a satin pillow, and got better over several days in the open bottle. 96 points. Wine of the Week.