Sunday, 21 October 2012
Pepper Tree Limited Release Shiraz 2011
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 www.peppertreewines.com.au/
What: Shiraz (13.5% alc)
Where: Hunter Valley
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