Monday, 10 September 2012
Ballandean Estate Family Reserve Shiraz 2010
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
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