Saturday, 7 January 2017
Jim Brand Glenroy Shiraz 2013
Those who have been to Coonawarra would attest that the region is dead flat. The vineyard providing the fruit for this wine is seen as one of high-elevation - just one metre higher than the rest of Coonawarra. That's a fact - don't laugh!
Made in American and French oak, 50% of which is new, old boots, black fruit with baking like spice adding some warmth.
Tasted blind in a line up with a range of other Shiraz wines, I was surprised this was upstaged by a couple of others. I preferred one half the price to be honest.
There's nothing wrong here mind you - nicely cut, density and length whilst well balanced.
Would I buy it? Not for that money. I'd have a glass happily mind you.
Drink now but will cellar long term.
91/100 - Very good
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