CHARLES MELTON THE FATHER IN LAW SHIRAZ 2017
The new release of what has become a foundation stone wine for us. An almost seamless follow on from the 2016. Obviously a little fresher and perkier than the ’16 at this stage, but it will follow a very similar path. Showing some red berry perfume and a light dusting of savoury oak that will develop with bottle age. Rich and soft in the mouth with a structure between medium and full bodied, but with a smooth mid palate and a lick of soft tannins. Will settle in the short term, but will build richness and complexity the longer it is in the bottle.