Wednesday, December 26, 2012

D'Arenberg McLaren Vale Old Vine Shiraz, 1995

This wine was overshadowed by the Bois de Boursan Chateauneuf du Pape beside it at the table, but it is a very good Shiraz made in the old style of Australian winemaking--aged in large old foudres similar to those used in Chateauneuf du Pape.

The color is medium deep, holding up well for its age. Black and red fruits with some yeasty smells. Nothing showy here; just good wine. Medium bodied on the palate with good fruit and acid. Nothing wrong with this wine and a lot that's right.

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