Shiraz

Premium Wines  |  2013 Shiraz

From the Wine Writers:

Rating 95

James Halliday's wine tasting note

From vines 7-70yo. The dense crimson-purple colour accurately semaphores a plush, rich and complex full-bodied palate that does not go over the top; dark fruits mesh perfectly with dark chocolate, the tannins plentiful, but soft and round; the balance and length can't be faulted. A long life ahead.

Drink by:2038 Date tasted:24/Feb/2015 Price:$30.00 Alcohol:14.5%

 

Posted on 30 September 2015.-Says on the back label “with vines aging from 7 to 70 years old”, which is kind of nice. A multi-generational vineyard, each of them contributing something to the whole. I cooked my nearly four year old and nearly eight year old sons slow cooked (five hour) beef brisket tonight, this wine would go pretty nicely with that too. I hasten to add, I’m not giving the kids Shiraz to drink with their dinner. I’d never do such a thing!

Dark chocolate, oyster shell, black fruit, spicy toasted coconut and vanilla oak. Full bodied, dark chocolate and blackberry nip, with nippy acidity through its core, grippy and grainy tannin, slight warmth and distinctly salty flavours running on the finish. Bold and regional. It needs a couple of years to soften and resolve, but should drink well for a decade after that.

Rated : 91 Points Tasted : Sep15  Alcohol : 14.5% Price : $30 Closure : Screwcap Drink : 2016 - 2025+