An Australian Wine Blog

This Wine Blog

This Australian wine blog was formerly known as

I'm a wine drinker, and this blog is about wine, not just Australian wine.

If you wish to contact me, please do so here.
All content of this Australian Wine Blog © Stuart Robinson - The Vinsomniac. Powered by Blogger.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Pertaringa Over The Top Shiraz 2010

Rich, dense and heavy. Would suggest there's some very good quality fruit in this beast, able to soak up the oak and show little sign of its muscular 15% alcohol.

That only tells half the story, there's plum and softer red berry notes on offer here too - good perfume on show, secondary to the dense layered oak and black fruits.

Palate shows fine, drying tannin. Black pepper, hints of mint and black licorice. Viscous and textural, a depth that had me on more than one occasion thinking of Mataro. Licorice forms a core component to the wine's conclusion, providing the predominant line and length, the finish tailing away subtly. 93 - Very Good

Tasted on: Saturday 29th June, a Flower Day
Source: Sample
Price: $40
Alcohol: 15%
Closure: Cork

Follow me:


Post a Comment