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Monday, 27 January 2014

Battle of Bosworth Puritan Shiraz 2013

Purely by chance I opened, tasted - then proceeded to fairly rapidly consume - two McLaren Vale Shiraz. Both, it could be argued, fall into a 'less is more' camp, pretty minimal handling and sheer enjoyment out of the glass.

This example from Battle of Bosworth duo Joch Bosworth and Louise Hemsley-Smith, is bright and vibrant in the glass. Exhibiting 'pastille' like aromas - read "youthful, vibrant and delicious" - with black fruit forming the central core. 

A suggestion of spritz - a little retained CO2 - provides additional mouthfeel, liveliness and vitality to the wine. Yet it finishes with a depth and intensity that seems somewhat at odds stylistically, a boon, testament to a good vintage and fruit. 90 

Tasted on: Thursday 23rd January, a Root to Flower Day
Source: Retail, Spiros Paddington
Price: $16
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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