Time to give the Geelong wine region a little more lovin’. I suspect that it still flies under the radar and is probably better known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay than its Shiraz. Still, this was one of the better wines I consumed over a modest Xmas break and I’d like to post a note while the memory is relatively fresh.
Deep, concentrated dark cherry and plum with intonations of sweet brown spice, nuts, lilacs and violets. It’s agile for such a ripe wine, not to mention shapely with super-fine tannin intact and extending the pleasure. Identifiably cool climate yet more luxe than angular in profile. Elegant decadence, right in its drinking groove – although it will live quite a lot longer. 94 Excellent
Tasted: December 2012