Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Umamu Margaret River Shiraz, 2005

This wine is not at all typical of Australian Shiraz. In fact, it reminds me of a Monterey County (California) Pinot Noir.

Spicy, lavender, floral notes; now some dark chocolate. Black fruits and cassis but mostly cinnamon, cloves and baking spices. Very different from the spiciness of the CDR Villages (below). Not much oak and not very tannic, but the wine has complexity and staying power. Consumed over three nights, the wine offered a little bit more each night.

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