Yalumba Patchwork Shiraz 15/16
The bouquet is red berries and cakes spices with a hint of tobacco. On the medium style of full-bodied, it's spicy in the mouth with a touch of pimento adding a hot pepper zing. The tannins are velvet smooth, the fruit is redcurrants and cherries, the oak has a touch of vanilla, there is an underpinning of leather and again a touch of tobacco on the finish – menthol tobacco however. Smooth and drinkable with great length of flavour, Jane describes it as 'Christmas pudding in a glass'. A combination of 14 diverse vineyards on the valley floor, hence the Patchwork name.