Friday, 19 February 2016

Meerea Park Indie Shiraz Pinot 2014

I might be wrong but the Hunter Valley is the only place in Australia consistently blending Shiraz and Pinot Noir. It's a throw back to the Hunter Burgundy days of old. Whilst not everyone is doing it, a few wineries have brought it back into vogue in recent years, Meerea Park chipped in with their version in 2010.

And the result? In a word - delicious!

A 65/35 blend, juicy red fruits hustle through followed by earthy characters and moving to a dry and chalky type finish. The Pinot brightens things up and the Shiraz adds some depth. But not too much depth, a good balancing act. Mouth puckering and whip cracking acidity, this evolves nicely the longer I let it sit in the glass. A little more time will reward here.

Summer steaks and tunes and a glass of this will do me.

Cellar medium term.

Very good.

Region: Hunter Valley
RRP: $40
Source: Sample

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