The palate is lush and coating, with a strong core of ripe purple to black fruits. The mouthfeel and weight have an excellent energy and persistence. This wine is built for the long haul and will reward a long sleep in a quiet place for 10 to 20 years with ease. This is very impressive for the vintage, where concentration was not a given. It had to be made with quality fruit selection and a good hand in the winery.
"The mulberry and vanilla-scented 2017 Ares Shiraz is a full-bodied Barossa Shiraz, with sufficient structure to support at least 15 years of aging. Dark purple and saturated in color, it shows some faint herbal nuances as well—enough to keep the fruit from being monolithic or boring, not enough to be a distraction. The tannins are rich and ripe, imparting a velvety texture on the palate and lingering as a soft dustiness on the long finish.
(Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate, July 2020)