The Pepper Tree Shiraz 2018
Although there remains some youthful greenness, the bouquet of this full-bodied wine suggests tremendously ripe fruit, reminiscent of spicy plum jam. Ripe, sweet-fruited nose with loads of berry fruit, pepper and vanilla with subtle hints of karoo bos. Full rounded mouth adds plum to all that the nose suggested.
Smoke and spice develop as the glass stands. Rounded tannins make for very easy drinking even at this early age but will develop with great benefit over 4/5 years. This wine should benefit from further maturation
Good food wine, especially rich stews and winter food. It is ideal with spiced game casseroles, stuffed roast pork of lamb or pickled tongue.