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Sunday, 1 February 2015

Pertaringa Undercover Shiraz 2013

Black fruit leads the way here, clearly on show, displaying its wares. It's pretty intense, the result of lower yields and concentrated berries, there's support from a little seasoned oak with a little sweet dried grass.

It's spicy on entry, immediately noticeable - clove, spice and licorice root. Good weight, texture, balance in the mouth.

It may not be the most complex wine, but the intensity of fruit throughout has seen it step up a notch. Married with good length - Sir, I think your cover has been blown. 91

Tasted on: Wednesday 7th January, a Leaf day
Source: Sample
Price: $22
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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  1. I may be biased because the people involved in making this wine are all lovely, but I think this is such a reliable wine that definitely punches above its weight. Also you can often find it cheaper than $22 which makes it an even more compelling proposition.

    1. Hi Alex, thank you for your comment. I agree that it's an excellent quality, reliable wine - agree on the lovely folks making it too.

      I've had the good fortune to be able to review three consecutive vintages of the wine:

      I think this is its best guise yet. Whilst the points 'awarded' my be in a similar region across those vintages, points are just one part of a review - hopefully the wider note, descriptors etc reflect that. But as ever, trust your own judgement.