Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Huntington Estate Shiraz 2011

I lined up eight bottles of Shiraz, most of which were from the recent vintages. This was the oldest and least preferred. I gave it plenty of air but it just didn't seem to get going.

Tomatoes; pizza sauce like. Handfuls of dark berries and dry Mediterranean herbs. Even a canned cherry syrup like trait bobbed up. Tempered oak.

Firm robust tannins. Crunchy. Firm acidity too which grabs hold and takes the stage. There's obvious aging potential here. Massively drying and puckering tannin. Some mid plate warmth conceals the fruit a little too much for my liking. One of those wines that needs food to temper it.

Region: Mudgee
RRP: $25
Source: Sample


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