Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia 2014
A gift from the outlaws on my birthday. Thanks!
Inky carmine. 14% alc.
A rich nose, with scents of dark chocolate, vanilla and oak, ripe black plums, and a brace of boxes – cigar and cardboard.
Big in the mouth, and very attractive. Rich flavours, fresh, with a deep fruit intensity, and a sweet finish.
Highly Recommended – 90 points
Off Topic: Hogshead Old Vine Shiraz South Australia 2014 – $
And it’s time for yet another Aussie Shiraz. I am loving the intense fruit flavours and enveloping softness of these wines…
Dark red. 14.5% alc.
Aromatic, soft ‘n fruit. Savoury character, with blackberry fruit, lightly oaked, and light on the ol’ vanilla…
Sweet entry on palate. Spice and full-bodied fruit, medium tannins, and a typical touch of chocolate. Quite smoky this one, nice. Medium length, with bright acid on the finish.
I liked the smokiness. 89 points