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Sunday, 15 May 2011

Scarborough Wine Co. 2007 Shiraz

Catching up, rather belatedly, on some enticing Hunter Shiraz received as part of the #HunterWine taste 'n' tweet in March.

Ignoring the hullabaloo that ensued in some parts around that tasting, to the subject in hand.  Garnet in colour, softer edges - exhibiting some signs of development; clear in the glass. Initially notes of tobacco, oak influence - tertiary notes.  Over 2-3 three days red berry fruits shining through.  Altogether a touch denser/ heavier than some Hunter Shiraz I'd been looking at.

That said, it was still medium bodied and showed that confident smoothness of palate that had been fairly consistent through the tasting.  Lacking a touch of acid for me - it settled into a groove over opening.  Exhibiting oak derived characteristics - it is matured in French Oak of various ages for 18 months - on the finish.  Slightly short of a length, though this is more than compensated with some integrated oak and tannin.

Source: Sample
Price: $30
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap


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