Friday, September 30, 2011
Andrew Thomas Hunter Valley Sweetwater Shiraz 2009
Day 1 – a bit clumsy
Day 2 – a bit awesome
The Andrew Thomas Hunter Valley Sweetwater Shiraz 2009 is exactly that. After the first glass, decanted also, it was pretty clear that this wine is not a lazy quaffer but something that needs a little time. Controlled by great dusty tannins, this wine on the second day shows wonderful hints of pepper and spice with a great whack of black olive tapenade sticking at the back of the palate. The best thing I can say about this wine though is that it will definitely better in a few years and brilliant in about 10 years. Pretty simple really.
Drink with five spice roast duck
Drink till 2025
Screwcap 13.5%v/v Rathdowne Cellars, Carlton North