Sunday, November 25, 2012
Paradigm Hill Mornington Peninsula Col's Block Shiraz 2007
One thing that always jumps out in this wine is the long and intense mineral line, once again drawing comparisons to Cornas with its ever present Massif granite that lies just below the top soil. The nose in this wine has certainly developed with a soft coffee note coming through as well as retrained black olive tapanade. The palate sits very cool in the mouth with the acid still holding court along with soft grainy tannins that are followed by even notes of black licorice and black olives. A wine that has got better with age and will again benefit with more cellaring to follow.
Seriously, this wine is so good, if Thom Yorke wanted to make wine he'd want to make this.
Drink with crusted slow roasted lamb
Drink till 2022
Screwcap 13.5%v/v $50ish if you can still find it