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Sunday, 23 March 2014

Twisted Gum Shiraz 2011

Twisted Gum is located on the Eukey Road, just to the East of the township of Ballandean toward the Southern end of the Granite Belt region. All fruit is from their own estate - vineyards sitting at around 900m - no fruit is contracted in.

Vibrant, vivid purple rim to the wine, good colour and extraction from a vintage that was challenging. Opens with choc-malt, dark black fruits by way of black cherry and a touch of damson - black to its core. Give it a little time, it carries a little bonox/ stock character followed by florals. It's a curious and complex mix.

Medium bodied, it carries an elegance, delivering mouth-coating powdery tannin - tannin that seems a little forward in the mouth, before the onset of the fruit: blackcurrant, even suggestions of raspberry leaf.

Good length of finish, a little acidic flow and cherry-cola at its conclusion. I wouldn't be cellaring too long, drink to 2017. 89

Tasted on: Wednesday 12th March, a Flower transitioning to Leaf Day
Source: Sample
Price: $25
Alcohol: 13%
Closure: Screwcap
Website: http://www.twistedgum.com.au/

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