Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Montalto Pennon Hill Shiraz 2014

After scaling some lofty heights with the Pennon Hill Pinot Grigio and Estate Chardonnay, I came back to earth with a thud here. I looked at this a couple of times hoping some air would perhaps do the trick. Not so.

A heap of black pepper to start. Lots. Black olive moved into the fray with some plummy fruit waiting to be discovered back there somewhere. Charred oak did its best to keep it at bay. The finish was a little warming with dusty and drying tannins which were a bit abrasive.

Not a wine I'd run to, and with the quality and better price point offered by some other 2014's around the place, I'd head there.

Region: Mornington Peninsula
RRP: $32
Source: Sample

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