Rollick Wines Shiraz

Rollick Wines | The Vice Shiraz 2018

Location
Barossa
Style
Shiraz
Year
2018
Name
The Vice
Price
$$$
Availability
Selected bottle shops | Online
Our Score
91

Rollick Wines are a relative newcomer to the wine scene in South Australia. We reviewed their Folly Riesling a little while back if you wanted to take a look at that at some point. The wine-making team of Jack and Tash. Jack is the winemaker and Tash does the rest.

Cracking open their Shiraz on a freezing early winters night. It’s a big dark fruit cocktail on the nose with hints of wood poking through in intervals. Dark cherry, plum and blackberries. Crushed herbs, like those oversized bags of mixed dried herbs you bought at the Afghan market for a homemade curry but never used. They’ll still be OK, I’m sure. All of this sits alongside a faint hint of caramel sweetness.

The palate brings about more of the same as those dark fruits intensify with overripe plum and a pleasant countering earthiness joining in on the party and providing a perfect base for those other flavours to bounce around on. Despite the slight caramel aroma it comes across fairly savoury through the middle which seems to allow all those flavours to shine wonderfully well.

Then…

This beautifully restrained soft velvety finish. The tannin is there for the excitement factor but it nips at your ankles rather than consuming you whole; as you glide majestically, or in my case, like a baby deer, down a plush waterslide. I think that makes sense…basically what I’m trying to say is that it’s restrained but far from boring. It’s a full flavoured Shiraz that seems to hit that perfect line between heavy fruits, spice and over the top tannin. Delivering a beautifully rounded and well balanced experience.

I’ll admit to being a wine drinker who lately has done their best to avoid the bountiful straight Shiraz options we have in this state in favour of lighter, or arguably more interesting grapes. I’m pleased to say this wine has given me a deserving proverbial slap.

Providing you are quick, Rollick still have some bottles of this wine in magnum form available on their website HERE

Rollick Wines Shiraz
Rollick Wines | The Vice Shiraz 2018
IN SHORT
One of the best straight Shiraz drops we've had in quite some time.
SAM
91
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91
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