Monday, 18 July 2016

Margan White Label Shiraz 2014

I was surprised to say the least when I discovered this was a Hunter Valley 2014 Shiraz after it was revealed in a blind tasting. This was so not what I expected.

The fruit seems suffocated by oak. Sure the earthy and medium body feels we've come to know from the Hunter are there, as is some darkish berry fruit and a shimmer of peppery spice, but it just didn't click. By no means is the oak offensive, it was just not where I thought the wine would be. I could drink a glass with a meal but not much more. Perhaps some more bottle age will help it chill out. Time will tell I guess.

87/100 - Good.

Region: Hunter Valley
RRP: $40
Source: Sample

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