Saturday, 29 December 2018

Meerea Park Black Shiraz 2017

Only produced in exceptional years, this 2017 release follows the 2011 and 2014. A blend of three parcels of fruit sourced from nearby vineyards, only 102 dozen were produced.


It still feels quite raw and time in bottle will enable this to settle down. After a few days of tasting, it relaxed marginally so a long life ahead is certain.

There's plenty going on, that's for sure, but I didn't think it was meshing together as best it could. Black and tilled earth, hazelnuts, coffee grounds, blackcurrants, blackberries, plums, licorice and coffee cream all waft from the glass. To taste it's soft and fine with blackberry fruit prominent. Black tea tannins cover the palate, but in essence, it's still quite tense with the noose from the acid held tight.

Find a dark spot and put this to sleep and have a looksy in 2025 - about the time I'd like to revisit it.

91/100

Region: Hunter Valley
RRP: $250
Source: Sample

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