Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Berand Estate Shiraz 2006

I came across this wine when dining at Emma's of Lovedale and I was very happy with what I saw. I had the Bavarian Pan which was fantastic!

Grown and made a little further up Wilderness Road, the wines are a side project for a Doctor of Mathematics I was told. I contacted the winery some weeks ago and I am yet to hear back from them which is a shame as their story sounds interesting.
Plummy and earthy characters waft around. Vanillin oak clear with a slight oak char character in there too.

Plenty of soft spice, with most of the flavours concentrated on the front and mid palate. The finish is soft and lingers for a good while.

Still some acid kicking around and another five years of age wouldn't be out of the question.

Only available online in quantities of six.

Who: Berand Estate
What: Shiraz (13.6% alc)
Where: Hunter Valley
When: 2006
How: $35 (restaurant wine list)

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