Country: Australia, Coonawarra
Tasting Notes: Ferric red. Licentious and ‘loud’ … and why not?! An animated uplift of so many desirable shiraz fragrances from South Australia’s Coonawarra region.
Liberated Mediterranean spices – paprika, rosemary, pink peppercorn – merge into scents of earthy, gamey sautéed lentil, and then to those of steamed corned beef/silverside. In parallel, charmed by wafts of the exposed top pastry layer of freshly baked strudel – still moist and imbued with rhubarb, date and preserved fig.
Cedar, cigar box French oak further confirming this marque’s style thumbprint. Freshness insured with a cranberry and fresh date garnish. Dusty – undeniably terra rossa derived. Closer inspection reveals a brick dust textural mesh, reinforced by fine grained, chalky tannins. Focussed oak and bright acidity play an important supportive role. Subtle, layered. Lingers.
Varietal: 100% Shiraz