A pretty handy Shiraz from Duncan Cook here.
The wine was a little like the wet newspaper you pick up off your dew soaked front lawn. You ever so carefully peel back each page and something new comes to the fore. Over the space of a couple of hours and the ensuing three days this was certainly the case for me with this wine.
Earthy and leathery characters with some raspberry trying to poke its head through. Good oak sitting alongside some smoke and black pepper characters too. Lovely fruit weight on the palate delivered a soft and smooth wine. However, I sent out a search party for the back palate as it was certainly missing in action. A longish finish with capped it off well.
I'd happily buy this wine, as with all Cooks Lot wines, the price is very reasonable. I'd be most interested to see where five years and then ten years takes this.
Who: Cooks Lot Wines
What: Shiraz (13.5% alc)