Monday, 15 December 2014

Rusty Mutt Shiraz 2012

What started bright morphed into a wine with a darker side. Dark fruits, baking spices and a ever so slight whiff of compost.

There's a bluntness to the fruit which hangs out at the back. Almost too shy to greet the cool kids at the front of the party. Tightish acid finds a big comfy lounge and mellows out. Blackberry fruit hits the dance floor with his charred oak buddy sitting off to the side not wanting to steal the limelight. Oak sweetness tends to lurk on the flanks as well.

The more time it sits, the better it gets. A medium term cellaring option.

Enjoyable, I'd go here again.

Region: McLaren Vale
RRP: $27.50
Source: Sample

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