Knock Knock Shiraz, Magpie Estate, Barossa Valley 2016

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Knock Knock Shiraz, Magpie Estate, Barossa Valley 2016


There must have been a point at which Caravaggio went from being good at drawing to being an artist and Einstein went from being a promising student to being a genius. All change, for better or worse, must go through a transitional phase, although Donald Trump seems to have gone from being a buffoon to the US President with no observable transformation.

Wines have their transitional phase too and, for us, an Australian Shiraz needs to have emerged from its days as a gawky teenage goth with clumsily-applied eyeliner into something more composed and self-assured and, although this Knock Knock Shiraz is young, it has already shed its greenness and grown into itself. There's a sumptuous richness and a wealth of plum and sweet spice on show, with a vital seam of blackcurrant cordial keeping it tangy and fresh. As it opens up in the glass it reveals yet more deep, dark flavours, loaded with crushed black pepper, smoked meat and poached cherries. A great Barossa Valley Shiraz at a great price. 14% alc. Drink now-2022.

Decanter Magazine: "Super-plush raspberry jam mose and peppery spice. Lots of body and texture. This is a neat blend of Barossa generosity and refreshing proportions." 91 points

Knock Knock Joke:

"Knock, knock!"

"Who's there?" 

"A little old lady." 

"A little old lady who?"

"I didn't know you could yodel."

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