2018 Inkwell Perfect Day Shiraz

Every day is the "Perfect Day" for premium McLaren Vale Shiraz.

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A beautiful sentiment behind this stellar release from Dudley and Irina at Inkwell Wines. An ode to the late great Lou Reed.

This is the powerhouse Shiraz of the Inkwell portfolio.

Hand picked Shiraz from Block 1 & 2 on the Inkwell Estate, there is a lil' Primitivo in there as well which adds extra dimensions to this excellent release.

It's bold, unfettered McLaren Vale Shiraz with an unforced feel.

This is just great drinking and if you are in the market for a premium SA Shiraz with loads of class, this is the Perfect Day to try something new.

2018 Inkwell Perfect Day Shiraz will always be our tribute to Lou Reed.

2018 brings again the subtle violet, blackberry, toasted nuts, spices and liquorice that seems to be the common trait for this wine. Medium bodied with full of freshly crushed blackberry and boysenberry, bitter dark chocolate, smooth tannin, and a dried herbs. The natural acid from the grapes are just right and balanced with the alcohol and tannins. Hand picked when the fruit was fully ripe to ensure great flavour but no sense of any notion of dead fruit. Basket pressed.

92 Points - "A fully organic certified vineyard cared for by 2 inquisitive minds, worldly and serving up a change of pace from any sense of provincialism. And yes, this makes a difference to the wines. Or at least it can. And here, it does. Nothing added. A burly wine, to be sure. Yet it is savoury. Not tricked up. Aromas of sassafras, porcini, beef stock and a potpourri of herb and spice from the inevitable licorice root, to clove, cardamom and wakame, offsetting the core of dark-fruit aspersions. It billows long, rich and nicely spiced." - Ned Goodwin (Halliday Wine Companion)

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