Thursday, 13 June 2013

Boireann Shiraz Mourvedre 2011

Coming from the Granite Belt's premium producer, winemaker Peter Stark has a knack of delivering great wines even in the most challenging vintages.

This Shiraz Mourvedre is dusted with generous lashings of pepper and black fruits, mulberries with good oak integration. Flavours were soft and supple but shorter than I hoped. Chewy tannins to finish.

Well short of its optimum drinking window. Another five years at least will see it start to shine.

Boireann wines sell out quickly each vintage and deservedly so. But patience is key with their wines as they age very well. Buy them, cellar them and treat yourself in years to come. Getting in early won't do the wine justice. This is a good example of that.

Who: Boireann
What: Shiraz Mourvedre (13.5% alc)
Where: Granite Belt, Queensland
When: 2011
How: $30 (sold out)