2007 Hardys Butcher’s Gold Shiraz Sangiovese
SA 14.0% Screwcap $16- Tasted 8/8/09
Another day, another shiraz/sangi write up. I’ll get to some Reisling, Semillon & Sparkling soon I promise. Feel free to tell me if you’d like to see TNs of other stuff, I’ll try to accomodate it if I can.
This is a classy wine for $16 (it’s the bottle on the right in case you haven’t guessed) and you should give it a whirl if you are interested in this blend or like a bit of black, savoury red wine action. It smells of cherries, dried orange rind, bitumen/tar, blackberries with some mocha kicking it out too. The tannins are enjoyably assertive and the finish is strong. Quite a serious wine, God knows what it might do with time in the cellar, I don’t. There is something very gravel like about the texture, it feels real interesting in the mouth.
A bit more air sees peanuts and milk chocolate, with some almond skin texture qualities to boot. Bloody good wine for $16. Grab some say I.
Winery Website- Hardys say they’re working on one, but are probably busy pulling out vines and fucking up the industry. Who knows?
This entry was posted in Shiraz et al
. Bookmark the permalink