Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Domain de Binet Shiraz 2012

It's incredibly rare to see winemakers from the more renowned regions source fruit from Queensland's Granite Belt. Having seen plenty of Granite Belt wines personally, I was both pleased and intrigued to see what winemaker Daniel Binet dished up with this.

Sourced from Jester Hill's vineyard which has an elevation of approximately 850 metres just outside Ballandean, this is very much a typical Granite Belt Shiraz.

Granite and minerally aromas synonymous with the region peer through flanked by red berries, dark plums and lots of savoury appeal - specifically nutmeg, pepper and a hint of dark chocolate. Engaging spice chips away with a gentle humility. The finish is soft, long and satisfying.

Will age long term but decant before serving if drinking now just to give it a breath of air.

Very good.

Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $39
Source: Cellar Door tasting


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