2018 Haselgrove ‘Catkin’ McLaren Vale Shiraz
The Haselgrove brand has been around for 40 years. Ten years ago, four industry veterans, one being Steve Maglieri took it over and changed the brand for the better. They employed talented winemaker Alex Sherrah and he has done a wondering job improving the quality beyond reasonable measure! The 2018 ‘Catkin’ has aromas of burnt butter and toffee which led us to think the palate would be a big rich style, which it is not. Red fruit flavours, with vanilla sweetness thrown in for good measure. It is quite velvety and smooth.