Monday, April 21, 2014

Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Winemaker's Selection Shiraz, 2009

When I had this wine at a tasting last year, it seemed a little tannic to me so I put this bottle away for a few months. I think that was a mistake. Although this is now a pleasant fruity Shiraz, it lacks structure now that the tannin has faded a bit.

Deep bluish. Beautiful scents and flavors of red raspberries and blue plums. Very ripe, very forward. Plush on the palate. Too plush, actually, and a bit plodding. Not enough  acid to make it lively and enticing. This is the kind of wine that gives Australia a bad name.

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