Lavina Grand Royale 2012 Shiraz
The Grand Royale Shiraz is an iconic McLaren Vale varietal, of unparalleled quality. Deep inky purple in colour, the Grand Royale displays a perfumed bouquet of blackcurrents, satsuma plums and ripe mulberries is complemented with undertones of crushed white pepper, toasted cedar, caraway seed, dark chocolate and black truffle. The palate is rich and textural with tremendous length and depth; there is an excellent integration between fruit complexity, layered tannins, natural acids and toasted French oak. Intense fruit flavours of blackcurrants, plum, fig and dark chocolate are complemented with secondary flavours of mocha, Asian spice and cigar-box characters which lead into a tremendously long and lingering finish. This wine is rich and complex in its youth and will continue to develop for 20 years.