Thursday, 17 December 2015

Tellurian Pastiche Shiraz 2013

After tasting four new release 2013 Shiraz wines from four different regions, this is the one I wanted to come back to and drink. Maybe that should be my review done and dusted...

A blend of two vineyard sites from the east and west side of the Mt Camel range in Heathcote, the finished wine spent ten months in seasoned large and smaller format French and American oak (10%) before final blending.

Dripping with juicy dark fruits would describe this best. Mulberries, blueberries, but then there's some raspberry like sweetness on the first whiff. There's some of that red Heathcote soil in the mix too as are savoury herbs. More time in the glass reveals a caramel like oak.

Deliciously medium bodied, some fruit sweetness is evident. The fruit drives this and it continues to soften in the glass. Nicely weighted with a finish that kicks on well. Too well. There's plenty of satisfaction here. Run to this - a terrific find.

Medium to long term cellaring.

Very good+

Region: Heathcote
RRP: $27
Source: Sample

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