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Friday, 21 December 2012

Ballycroft Small Berrys Shiraz 2009

Rich, oak, choc and plum - reminded me a little of Plum Brandy - and that's a good thing.  Ably assisted by an assortment of black fruits, rich choc and christmas pudding, with a layered quality to the aromatics.

Early onset of peppery spice, smooth and full bodied.  Nicely weighted and dense, shows choc-mint-cum-spice too - quality.  The spice is an ever present aspect of the wine, tingling, teasing and testing the lips.  Good balance, staying power, persistence of flavour.  Immensely drinkable.   91 - Very Good

Tasted on: Monday 17th December, a Root Day
Source: Sample
Price: $?
Alcohol: 14%
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for a great and the first review on the 2009 SBS. Happy New Year . Cheers Joe.