This wine holds its own and is quite different. It is a little harder and firmer and shows plenty of aniseed, clove, and composty earth characters.
Not as refined, it is soft on front and mid palate. Firmer berry flavours took hold and grippier tannins towards back. Engaging nonetheless and easy to sip away. Length of longer than a minute was most pleasing. Some good acid structure, I like how the flavours lingers.
Medium term cellaring. Will soften and come together more in that time.
Who: de Iuliis http://www.dewine.com.au
What: Shiraz (13% alc)
Where: Hunter Valley
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