Sunday, 21 October 2012

Pepper Tree Limited Release Shiraz 2011

This is a keeper and will show its best form in a couple of years. Be patient and you'll be rewarded in buckets.

The fruit comes from young vines of the Tallawanta vineyard in Pokolbin and was graced with twelve months in French oak.

Savoury notes, along with dried herb and leather kick start this beauty with a touch of vanillin oak.

The softness of these flavours and the oak integrate beautifully. An alluring medium body, it possesses a warmth which lingers nicely wrapping up with fine tannins and the finish  easily lasts a minute.

I really liked the fruit in this wine, superbly weighted, but felt the acid was just a smidge up there, hence, let this sit for a couple of years. The acid is all natural from the vineyard.

A good example of how bottle age will enhance the end result. Get one now and one for later.

Who: Pepper Tree
What: Shiraz (13.5% alc)
Where: Hunter Valley
When: 2011
How: $35

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1 comment:

  1. I had this wine last night and found it quite smooth, if you want it to have a stronger taste then have with food. I'm a cab sav person so i found it a little on the sweet side but with food it came close to a melot. this is a great wine for people who are not use to drinking red wine. enjoy. sb