Shinas Estate The Executioner 2018
'Executioner' is the Judge's take on a 'reserve' wine. This is the fifth release of this hedonistic concoction. Made up of the oldest Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon plantings on the estate vineyard with a splash of Viognier. This is power, pure power. A wine of awesome splendor that is sure to please the palates of even the most discerning consumer. As the Judge has said, "it's not for the fainthearted and if you drink a bottle of the Executioner and drive, you will surely come before the Judge." Who needs 'The Prisoner' when you have 'The Executioner?' The color is opaque and burgundy to brick red, suggesting a lot of extraction and a little maturity in barrel. The nose suggests softness and richness, with a loamy herbal aromas that developed into dark berries and mocha. The palate shows red cherry/berry fruit and a nice hit of spice. The weight of the wine is thick without being heavy.
Features dark, dense and brooding flavors of black olive, plum and licorice, with black pepper, cedar and tobacco notes lingering. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier. Drink now. 500 cases made, 212 cases imported.