Ruby red in color with rich garnet and purple hues, Meshach 2001 Shiraz displays very big aromas. The nose shows complex savory and spicy flavors with leather, stewed fruits and vanillin oak characters. The palate is rich with savory, subtle spice characters, balanced with dark berries, dried plums and complex oak and mocha flavors, with tight tannins leading to a soft back palate, and a very long finish. This is Barossa Shiraz at its best, concentrated, big and bold, and it will cellar for 20 years or more. This comfortably sits in the ‘icon’ class of Barossa reds and is built very much in the classic, old school tradition of big Barossan reds. It should be kept for special occasions and served with rich beef dishes.