Monday, 10 September 2012

Ballandean Estate Family Reserve Shiraz 2010

I looked at this wine over two days. Whilst good on day one, the extra breath of air opened it up nicely.

The wine spent fourteen months in French and American oak and this has done the job well. There is a little oak sweetness on the nose, coupled with juicy red berries, leather and earthiness. Cedar aromas well spilling out and these cedar flavours ran through the core of the palate which was a highlight for me. Gentle warming spice and juicy fruit capped off with softish acid.

In the end, a well priced, good solid cool climate Shiraz.

Who: Ballandean Estate http://www.ballandeanestate.com
What: Family Reserve Shiraz (14.6% alc)
Where: Granite Belt, Queensland
When: 2010
How: $25

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