Thursday, 20 September 2012

De Iuliis Hunter Valley LDR Shiraz 2011


Another terrific Hunter Valley Shiraz by De Iuliis.

Sleek oak wraps up white pepper and red fruit aromas. There was a brightish element to this wine yet at the same time there was some density. This is what I found on the palate too and it just kept me captivated.

Dense plum and blueberry type flavours starred for me with the oak sitting in the background without being obtrusive. Wonderfully integrated. A gentle trickle of peppery spice added to the scene.

A super long finish with a textured grip capped off a great drop.

Some super Shiraz being produced by winemaker Mike De Iuliis at the moment and he has peaked with his current releases. Seek them out either from the cellar door, online or at selected retailers.

Who: De Iuliis http://www.dewine.com.au
What: Shiraz (13% alc)
Where: Hunter Valley
When: 2011
How: $40

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