Saturday, 11 July 2015

Te Aro Estate The Charred Door Shiraz 2013

Some more time in the bottle will be your friend here. Either that or give it some good air in a decanter. A solid wine on day one of tasting but it went up a couple of notches and hit its straps on day two. It was as though the straight jacket came off and the party get up went on.

Aromas of pan juices, wild mushrooms, dark chocolate and cedary oak. Plummy and dark fruit seems to be trying to claw its way to the fore only to be held by the oak in a choke hold.

Quite dense and rich weighing in at 14.8% alcohol, this falls into the old school Barossa Shiraz mould.

The second day of tasting revealed aromatic spices, milk chocolate, some clove, cedar hovering in the background yet the fruit was more supple and refined leaving a soft and delicate finish. Quite a comforting wine really.

Will live for at least another ten years.

Very good.

Region: Barossa
RRP: $35
Source: Sample

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