M’hudi Family Boutique Shiraz 2019
This is a modern expression of Shiraz from the Cape, yet with a nod to the Old World-style and its consummate restraint. The nose is immediately expressive of the grape, with white pepper, clove, fresh tobacco and violet. On the palate there are distinct notes mulberry and black cherry, rosemary and tarragon, then leather, earth and peppery spice again. The structure is broad with ripe, delicate, fine tannins and there is a well-judged use of French oak to add sweeter spice and a warming coffee and smoke complexity, while the finish is fresh and mineral.