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Sunday, 14 April 2013

Boireann Estate Shiraz 2009


Bottle image: Boireann Estate Shiraz 2009Boireann unarguably represent the top-tier of the Granite Belt wine region. Located at the Northern, cooler, end of the Granite Belt; the Estate is strewn with large boulders of Granite, the igneous rock that gives the region its name.

Boireann can be a marginal site, frosts and hail often impact one or more varieties grown, and winemaker Peter Stark is reluctant to bring in fruit from elsewhere.

This Shiraz from 2009 - a year when frost was an issue, yes frost in Queensland - shows delightful savoury character, hints of plum and spicy fruitcake. 

Squarely medium bodied, elegant - finesse on entry gradually makes with for a good spine of fine tannin - interwoven with spice.

Still retains a freshness to it, the inherent acid flowing well, indicating life ahead - reckon another 5-10 years. Stark in the past has understated the aging potential of his wines, I sincerely doubt many customers cellar theirs long enough to challenge him. 93 - Very Good  

Tasted on: Tuesday 2nd April, A Fruit Day
Source: Cellar Door
Price: $45
Alcohol: 13.2%
Closure: Screwcap
Website: http://www.boireannwinery.com.au

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