Monday, 10 June 2013

Meerea Park Hell Hole Shiraz 2010

An interesting title which is a tribute to the name given to the Pokolbin area by Hungarian migrants which refers to the summer temperatures often reaching 45 degrees.

The fruit was sourced from the Lindeman's "Ben Ean" vineyard.

This is a beauty. Lovely appearance, plummy fruit reins supreme. Medium bodied, it is meaty, shades of beetroot with some chocolatey touches. French oak (40% new) for twenty months has added good complexity. Flavours are dense and the length is fine and silky smooth. Superb! Moreish and then some.

Plenty of life still left in this wine yet. Drinks well now but will last for another twenty years.

I'm happy to recommend you pop this into your shopping cart.

Hell hole? Hell no!

Who: Meerea Park
What: Shiraz (13.5% alc)
Where: Hunter Valley
When: 2010
How: $54

www.meereapark.com.au