Monday, July 25, 2011
Shobbrook Wines Seppeltsfield/Barossa Valley Shiraz 2008
Its winter and I’m not in Vietnam anymore so its Shiraz time. Its Shobbrook Seppeltsfield/Barossa Valley Shiraz 2008. And yes, its cold; the weather, not the wine
Almost black in the glass, the wine lifts in the decanter with a distinct purple hue and black licorice nose. Initially the palate shows tiny grippy tannins that are there then gone before you know it. With the tannins gone a more mineral mouth feel flows with an almost charcoal feel along with more black licorice and a hint of raisin at the back. A real winter red without the JABS.
Drink with rare roast beef
Drink till 2015
Quality cork with wax seal 14.5%v/v $42 from Blackheart & Sparrows Brunswick