The 2008 Greenock Shiraz is opaque black in colour. The nose is greeted by rich aromatics of black fruits, savoury spice, liquorice, nutmeg and dark chocolate, with a pleasant hint of wild violet carrying through. The palate is rich and full bodied with purity of fruit. Dark fruits abound and coat all reaches of the mouth. Natural tannins are fine and dusty, but very well integrated. The wine displays a beautiful mouth feel with perfect harmony of fruit, natural tannin and subtle barrel-ferment characters. This silky but solid wine is completed with a truly amazing length. Stylish and pure, this is a superb wine that, while drinking well upon release, will ultimately benefit from a decade or more in the cellar.