Friday, 3 July 2020

Zema Estate Shiraz 2016


Some wines offer value time after time yet continue to sneak under the radar. I find Zema Estate wines don't get the credit they deserve at times. This Shiraz is a beauty, as was the Cluny 2016. A wine which will reward patience but it is good to go now as well.

But if you do choose to tuck into it now, give this a decant to see it at its best. It's a spicy Shiraz - red fruits and berries are deep rooted within. Red currants and red cherries plus baked raspberries meet char, cloves, cedar and woodsy spices. Those spices steer proceedings to a longer than expected finish. A little abrasive around the edges early, one would expect time will continue to soften it's appearance for many years yet. And then, boom! After two and three days of tasting it softened immeasurably. There's still some tannin grip, but that fruit now glides with absolute ease. A terrific Shiraz!

Drink to ten years+

93/100 

Region: Coonawarra
RRP: $27
Source: Sample

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