Deep dark Ruby in colour - almost black. Ripe dark plum flesh and skins on nose and palate - sweet fruit and chocolate. A mouthful of flavour if not a bit simple. McLaren Vale does these big rich Shirazes well. A crowd pleaser with excellent QPR - a gift from my brother in law. — 21 days ago
I’ve been fortunate to have tried a few vintages of Scarecrow, but have never had the opportunity to sit down and simply enjoy a bottle from start to finish. I acquired this 2012 with that exact intention (and also to share with my father-in-law, who is the reason I have a passion for wine).
A hallmark for Scarecrow (in my opinion) is a weightless gravitas. How Celia can craft a Cabernet that is consistently so elegant and supremely balanced is beyond me. 2012, being an excellent Napa vintage, and entering its 10yr age had me thinking this would be pop and pour…wrong! Lots of youthful exuberance here. More red/black than purple in the glass. Slightly high toned dark-berry fruits, currant, floral notes (violets) and graphite. The entry and mid-palate again have this gorgeous weight…added notes of dark cocoa and espresso, but mostly a balanced core of dark fruits. The finish sports quite a grip (even after two hours), but it sure was fun to still taste the wine almost 30 seconds later! Decant 2hrs if opening now, or hold for another 5-7yrs to enjoy this type of profile. — a month ago
LAW. Fantastic. — a month ago
Fantastic. Had this with shrimp tacos. — 2 months ago
2010. Pulled from the cellar for my sister-in-law that said she really likes Malbec… This wine pleased her and the rest of us. One of the better inexpensive Malbec that I’ve had. Can’t tell if it is the extra age (oldest Delectable review that I could find was 2016), but the tasty fruit was not overpowering at all. — 2 months ago
2017. Red fruits, mouth watering spiciness, forest herbs. Winemaker Steve Law is masterful. Superb! — a month ago
My brother in law poured me this. Delightful. — 2 months ago