Crimson red in colour. A fragrant, perfumed bouquet full of sweet forest fruits, underlying cinnamon and clove spices with just a subtle whiff of oak. The Water Wheel Shiraz is a much more aggressive wine on the palate, but some time in the cellar will mellow this monster. The dark, ripe black fruit flavours are accompanied by roasted spices and a little tar, as with the aroma the oak is very subtle and never intrusive. A good length of persistence with firm, astringent tannins.