Friday, 20 July 2012
She-Oak Hill Shiraz 2009
I have a secret love affair with Heathcote Shiraz and after a quick whiff of this, it's no wonder.
Perhaps it's the red Cambrian soils, the cool climate, or even the juicy Shiraz which is consistently produced. Whatever the reason my subconscious has tucked away, I can't help but keep coming back.
Produced by a small family operation, this Shiraz has a deep purple colour. The bouquet is alluring with deep concentrated fruit, some spice and a hint of sweetness. The wine sat in French oak barriques for 20-22 months which brushes the palate perfectly.
Big juicy fruit, well rounded and balanced, the spice and fruit ratio is bang on target. Excellent length on palate and a silky smooth finish.
Some serious get up here indeed!
Who: She-Oak Hill http://www.sheoakhill.com.au/
What: Shiraz (14.8% alc)
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