I've said some positive things about this wine in the past, but it has reached somewhat of an awkward stage at the moment.
Forward New World nose: blue plums, anise, coffee oak. The oak seems more dominant than it was a couple of years ago, but I think there is still strong fruit underneath. Ripe but tannic on the mid-palate. With aeration, it opens up like brown sugar. Now plums, cherries and softer tannins.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Nine Stones McLaren Valen Shiraz, 2005
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