2012 Three Dark Horses McLaren Vale Shiraz

three dark horses logoShiraz from the Romano vineyard in the Seaview subregion of McLaren Vale, vinified by ex-Coriole winemaker Matt Broomhead. Spends eighteen months in new French hogsheads.

Fascinating aromas, the most distinctive being a kind of musky men’s cologne. Earth, plum pudding, chocolate, blackberries and blueberries all chime in. Clove spice and ample grainy tannin. A slightly old-fashioned ‘gentleman’s wine’. Some warmth and the line isn’t entirely even but there is no overtly dead fruit. Intriguing. 88

Region: McLaren Vale
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $24
Tasted: December 2013


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