Isolation Ridge Shiraz is a bright, deep plum colour, with a complex and concentrated nose expressing soft spicy and ripe plum notes with touches of mocha and a brooding earthiness with subtle floral characteristics. It is a medium weighted Shiraz with a good intensity of flavour with some subtle grainy tannins. Satsuma plum notes present on the nose and carry through to the palate with a vibrant acidity giving direction and freshness to the wine, reflective of its cool climate origins. Characteristics from a warmer 2011 vintage give this wine a drive and intensity expressed through the nice core of plum. Approachable now, it has the structure and finesse to reward long-term cellaring.