2018 Bayliss Road Black Label Shiraz

2018 Bayliss Road Black Label Shiraz

Recommendations

Buxom McLaren Vale Shiraz from the Vinrock stable, the Bayliss Road Shiraz is what we all imagine a Vale red to taste like.

What does that mean? Well, it means flavour for one. Lots of it. Lots of fruit, some vanilla oak in the mix and then a chunky palate.

Overdelivers all the way.

Expert Reviews

94 Points - Sam Kim - Wine OrbitImpressively ripe and opulent, it is gorgeously fragrant on the nose showing blackberry, blueberry jam, dark chocolate and cake spice aromas, followed by a concentrated palate that is succulent and plush. The wine offers generosity and mouthfilling flavours, leading to a lingering velvety finish. At its best: now to 2028.

Tech stuff

Shiraz
Bayliss Road
McLaren Vale
2018
750ml
14.5%
Cellar to 2025
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

The nose shows dense blueberry and dark fruits, and violet florals. The palate is muscular, bold and has firm tannins and structure.

How was it made?

The second label for Vinrock Wines and crafted by winemaker Michael Fragos, Bayliss Road wines are typically rich, concentrated and generously flavoured, like this Shiraz. The vintage in the ‘Vale’ was another excellent one, with a warm spring followed by a mild & lengthy ripening period over late summer and autumn. These favourable conditions gave time for balanced natural acidity, colours and flavour to develop in the bunches. 

Who made it?

Bayliss Road is a label from Vinrock Wines out of McLaren Vale. Vinrock's Luca Vineyard was established in 1998 by Don Luca, along with his sons-in-law. Initially all the fruit was contracted, but 2004 saw the first wines produced under the Vinrock label. The philosophy was, and still is, the creation of wines expressing purity of variety and regional character.

The Bayliss Road label is a range of wines designed for early-drinking, with a more fruit-forward, vibrant style. Winemaker Michael Fragos (from Chapel Hill), keeps a watchful eye over the Vinrock Wines, including Bayliss Road.

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