Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Tscharke "Marananga" Shiraz 2010

From the Gnadenfrei vineyard, these single vineyard wines from Tscharke are stamping some authority and this one, well, it's bloody good!

Dark in the glass with a deep purple hue, the aromas are bursting out. Violets, spice, licorice, dark berry, and chocolate all leaping to the fore.

Big and round on palate, there is plenty of kick (15% alc). The characteristics from the aromas transfer seamlessly to a wonderfully smooth and rich palate. I felt that these flavours were veneered and each one pulled back revealing another highlight. Oak has been integrated beautifully leaving some vanilla flavours. Yummy spice has been thrown into the mix with drying tannins adding to a wonderful finish lasting well beyond a minute

Lip smacking and oozes deliciousness. Damn fine. Extraordinary value.

Who: Tscharke "Marananga" http://www.tscharke.com.au/
What: Shiraz (15% alc)
Where: Barossa
When: 2010
How: $32

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