Friday, 23 August 2013

Drayton's Family Wines Reserve Shiraz 2011

A Shiraz laced with pepper and spicey black fruits.

My first whiff picked up a truckload of smoke, bacon and savoury dried herbs. After this I imagined the flavours to be deep, and that they were.

Over the course of three days the wine stayed true to form so throwing this in a dark spot for ten years won't harm it. The initial taste of spice fused with the fruit better on day three.

I'd be keen to have another look at this in five years or so to see where it is at.

For now though, I'd be happy to have a glass or two.

Who: Drayton's Family Wines
What: Shiraz (14.5% alc)
Where: Hunter Valley
When: 2011
How: $30

www.draytonswines.com.au