Monday, 1 July 2013

Meerea Park Alexander Munro Shiraz 2003

For those seeking a top drop and happy outlay a bit of dosh, this may be up your alley.

An aged release coming from 50+ year old vines, all the cellar work has been done for you. Though this is ready to drink now, and drinking very well I may add. It still has enough in it to hang around for another ten years but I can't see it getting too much better.

A distinct cured meat aroma, bacon bits, mushroom gravy, plums and dark fruit spring to life in the glass. Meaty stuff and I like it. The bottle suggests to decant, and that you must do as there is plenty of sediment lurking in the deep.

Superbly balanced with excellent length, the characters above flow through the wine beautifully. The texture is soft and supple. Moreish.

One to savour and certainly a sip all night type of wine.

Whilst the price stated may be well out of reach for many, a quick Google search will find you a bargain.

Coming from the best vintage made at Meerea Park, get hold of it if you can.

Who: Meerea Park
What: Shiraz (14.5% alc)
Where: Hunter Valley
When: 2003
How: $100

www.meereapark.com.au