Koomilya Shiraz - McLaren Vale - 2017Regular price $71.00
I think I may have said this before, though it’s common knowledge for people who know me well that I’m prone to repeating myself, that Koomilya always tastes like Koomilya.
Blackberry, liquorice, rock pool and oyster shells, warm scents of polished wood with a little nougat and sizzled sage leaf in tow. Medium-bodied, kind of wants to be full-bodied, but keeps itself sensible. Blackberry and raspberry coulis, but then something of a veal with capers and black olives savoury thing happening (don’t mind me), tannin is supple and has a sort of wool feel, and the finish is earthy and saline, and satisfyingly long. Distinctive. It recalls that comforting feeling of reading a favourite book for the second (or third) time in your favourite chair. Lovely.
95 points - Gary Walsh - The Winefront