Wednesday, 2 August 2017
Glenguin Estate Aristea Shiraz 2009
A wine to be held in two hands. The flagship of the Glenguin Estate range, this is only produced in superior years. Over the last decade it has been released in 2007, 2009 and 2014. This 2009 is a beauty.
40% whole bunches were used along with 50% new French oak before getting comfy in there for twelve months. Deliberately held back and released with roughly five years of bottle age under its belt.
Fistfuls of red and dark fruits, nothing is done by halves here. Chocolate, mocha oak plus an earthy kick. Medium bodied, spiced plums are finely etched before a deadly smooth finish that rides long albeit a bit dusty. Time will easily be its friend for another two decades.