Saturday, 3 November 2012

Pepper Tree Limited Release Tallavera Shiraz 2011

Some of Pepper Tree's Hunter Valley vineyards are located at Tallavera Grove, Mt View, which is nestled in the foothills of the Brokenback Range in the Lower Hunter.

Coming from a single vineyard, there is plenty going on here to appease the masses, and once again, this wine is very well made by Jim Chatto.

Mulberry, earthen and leather characters bounce around.

A medium bodied Shiraz, the wine delivers good structure and super oak integration. I felt the acid is a tad high at the moment, but give this time, it will definitely settle. This wasn't made for immediate drinking.

Generous fruit coats the palate beautifully. Mulberry flavours kick in on the palate with some plum flavours too. There is a nudge of smoked hock which I liked. Soft tannins with a delicious spice to cap it off.

Lay this baby down for a rest and give it a cuddle when it wakes. You'll both be smiling!

Who: Pepper Tree
What: Shiraz (13.5% alc)
Where: Hunter Valley
When: 2011
How: $45

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