Friday, 14 November 2014

Bilgavia Estate Shiraz 2013

This is a label I haven't seen before which naturally brings some excitement.

On first look the colour seemed dull and a little lifeless sadly. It appeared advanced if anything. Ignoring that, the wine presented aromas of stewed fruit and plum compote followed by a good core of fruit. There was a smokey character which rolled through but this seemed to remove itself the following day.

A day on and not only was the smokey character gone, the fruit seemed to find some more life, almost finding a second wind to be bouncy and lively. Black fruits came to the fore but the finish just flattened out.

A wine that needs some time for it to show its best but I'm not convinced time will improve it dramatically.

Region: Hunter Valley
RRP: $26
Source: Sample

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