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Sunday, 24 June 2012

TeAro Estate 'Charred Door' Shiraz 2008

Go visit the TeAro website for the story behind the name, or even better help yourself to half dozen whilst there and take a walk through history with the 'timeline' printed on the bottom of the label.

Initially quite dark and shut down, brambly and briary with hints of pepper flecked fruit being stole a glimpse of.  Give it a little time and it really opens up: black fruit, generous acid - yet not distracting; hints of soy, cold espresso and clove-spice high notes in the mix.

Tannin is fine grained, delivering exemplary length.  Time and patience will be squarely rewarded here, for by day two it was smooth textured, polished and integrated - albeit with a lovely savoury edge to proceedings.  92 - Very Good.

Source: Sample
Price: $28
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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