2018 Indra Shiraz
I always have a private giggle when I hear winemakers’ exalted claims that they have just made the ‘vintage of the century’ only to make the same claim the following year. However, I confess I made some pretty big claims about our spectacular vintage in 2017 and yet when I taste the 2018 wines, particularly the wine in this bottle, I do have to admit it is looking pretty magnificent.
The wet spring made us fear another cold, wet vintage was on the way, but as November came to an end so did the wet weather. The rest of the season was one of the most pleasurable I have witnessed. Cool ripening conditions with just enough rain so that the vines were perfectly set up to produce fruit.