Sunday, 4 August 2013

Meerea Park Terracotta Shiraz 2010

This Terracotta Shiraz is named after the red clay soils where the fruit for this single vineyard wine is grown. Co-fermented with a dollop of Viognier (3%), whole bunches are also used (30%).

French oak housed the wine for 20 months and I was captivated from the outset with the cedar aromas spilling from the glass.

Black fruit, chocolate, a hint of clove, cured meat and some smoke added to a complex flavour profile.

Concentrated flavours were dense, juicy...terrific! A wine you could snuggle up to and happily sip away.

Have with red meat or even a square of chocolate wedged in the side of your mouth.

A wine I'd happily buy and cellar for the next few years (up to ten).

Who: Meerea Park
What: Shiraz (14% alc)
Where: Hunter Valley
When: 2010
How: $54