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Monday 17 February 2014

Meerea Park Hell Hole Shiraz 2011

'Hell Hole', taken from the Hungarian translation for pokol, as in Pokolbin, a reference to the temperatures that seasonally vary from freezing in Winter to nudging high 40s in Summer.

To the wine: powerful, concentrated - depth of fruit rather than hot climate extraction. In possession of a savoury mien: leafy, touches of herb, plum - moving toward the darker fruit spectrum.

Savoury oak on entry, that concentration here again - flavour this time - yet with a subtlety, guile. Oak presents itself, now with a creamy touch, before fruit winds its way back across the palate - dark, charry, chocolate tinged body. Immaculate body and balance - yet coiled, needs time to unfurl. Impressive. 94

Tasted on: Thursday 12th December, a Leaf transitioning to Fruit day 
Source: Sample
Price: $60
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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