Sunday, August 7, 2016

Berry's Bridge Pyrenees Shiraz, 2000

The Australian Pyrenees are in Victoria northwest of Ballarat, surrounding the city of Avoca. It's a good appellation for Shiraz; other wineries in the vicinity include Taltarni, Dalwhinny and Terlato Chapoutier.

Deep bluish color. French oak barriques. Chocolate, coffee, blackberries. Ripe but not overly sweet or alcoholic. Good Syrah fruit just beginning to develop secondary and tertiary qualities at 16 years. This is Australian Shiraz as I like it. I paid $10 at auction; too bad, I couldn't get more.

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