Soft, round, lovely gentle fruit with some piquant pimento and dark chocolate.
A Rhône fan, Toole has not looked to the traditional model of Australian Shiraz and this youthful medium-bodied example is distinguished by its bright, juicy blood plum fruit and (pleasantly) gentle grip of tannin.
Plummy, essency aromas are fruit-driven and bold; the wine is full bodied and has a good solid tannin backbone.
This is a neat, tidy, self-contained wine. Its focus and structure – linear tannins and fresh acidity – help keep its exuberant, darkly spiced fruit restrained. The finish is long and harmonious, and has a pleasant earthiness.
Bright crimson-purple; immediately shows the benefit of a single estate vineyard picked at the right time in a vintage where log jams were common; vibrantly bright fruit, fine tannins and a cleansing finish.
Dark and restrained, a black plum skin texture is built through a proportion of whole bunches in the ferment, providing a fine, graphite-like tannin mouthfeel. Calm black fruits, black coal notes and subtle spice are supported by gentle oak. Will live long.