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Monday 28 February 2011

Mirabella Vineyards Shiraz 2009

Opened up quite reductive - a slight sulphurous aroma that can mask fruit characteristics -  at first, but some time in glass shook off that cloak.

Aromas of freshly milled pepper and some pencil shaving cedary oak are immediately apparent.  Entry delivers the peppery aromas on the palate and this rapidly fills the fore palate.  Its pleasingly spicy wine, yet not in the sense of warmth.

The finish is decent too, of moderate length with some fine tannin present.  In summary I consider this a well put together wine - decent for $16.  There's little in the way of complexity, but it integrates nicely and settles with some time in glass.

Source: Sample
Price: $16 RRP
ABV: 14.8%
Closure: Screwcap


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