Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Leeuwin Siblings Margaret River Shiraz, 2008

The wine list says this wine is "strongly fruit oriented," and that is an understatement. Aromas and flavors of boysenberry, blackberry, black raspberry and cherries are almost overpowering. Almost like a fruit smoothie. Very ripe fruit with no tannins or oak to get in the way.

As much as I like fruit-oriented wines, this one may go a little too far in that direction. On the other hand, it holds up very well against the bold flavors of a lamb kebob. It's by no means simple, and I wouldn't rule out substantial development with a few years of bottle age.

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