The Real Review: 2016 'The Merchant" Barossa Valley Shiraz

Deep, dark red colour with black and purple tints. The bouquet is very rich, oak-infused and ripe, with chocolate and mocha dominant. Lashings of oak. The wine is concentrated, dense, sumptuous and full-bodied. Almost opulent. A lush, decadent wine with a big core of fruit sweetness followed by lots of softly drying tannins. Excellent. 94/100 - Huon Hooke