Monday, 10 September 2012

de Iuliis Shiraz 2011

Having recently looked at the excellent de Iuliis Steven Vineyard Shiraz, I felt like I was making comparisons to it at times, even though that's not entirely fair on this wine - the Steven Vineyard was smashing!

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
When: 2011
How: $25

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