2017 SILKMAN RESERVE SHIRAZ PINOT
RRP $50 / 2030
Silkman was, so far as I know, the first to explore this blend since the death of Maurice O’Shea. It raises a question with no real answer – why did it take so long to gain currency afresh? It is the ultimate ‘now or later’ style, brilliant in its flavour profile, and in the synergy discovered by O’Shea. This delivers history and drinkability in a delicious package, being a juicy and well-structured blend of shiraz and pinot from the Hunter. Primary fruit notes of raspberries and savoury spice carry from the nose to the palate, layered over finely structured and long tannins.