This Shiraz is the result of the colaboration between Aussie winemaker, Geoff Merrill, and his cricketing friends Ian Botham and Bob Willis. They have blended various Shiraz parcels from the McLaren Vale region in South Australia, an area renowned for producing some of the best Shiraz wines anywhere in the world. This wine shows very deep rich colours and concentrated aromas of dark berry fruits and liquorice and subtle vanillin oak. These characters make their way through onto the rich fleshy palate. Well balanced acid, firm tannins and good length and intensity of flavour ensures this wine drinks well today yet will benefit from medium term cellaring.