The inaugural release of the Watkins Cellar Reserve range is a classic 2014 McLaren Vale Shiraz. The extended maturation in the winery and the supporting oak result in this bottle presenting perfectly to drink now or within three years.
The wine has aged to a deep garnet colour in the glass, and is showing rich, ripe plums and figs overlayed with some spices like cloves and anise and drawn out with dark chocolate & coffee.
The first-class generous McLaren Vale shiraz fruit profile is on show, with a lovely mid palate balanced out with a clean acid line. The maturation time has seen the strong tannins rounded off to a plush and supple mouthfeel on the finish.