Samuel's Gorge Shiraz 2003
|Region||Australia, South Australia, McLaren Vale|
This wine contradicts the norm of the season. The depth and tones of the aromatics move from savoury char, liquorice strap through to the deep rich blackberry or mulberry conserve. It has volumes of fruit flavour but finishes with great length and chalky texture. Baked quinces with a quill of cinnamon come to mind. The tone of the oak in the wine complements the natural grain on the palate. It is a wine that will age with you. Watch its personality shine, surprise and test you. When it grows up be sure to have enough in your cellar to enjoy in your later years. I do. It is a Shiraz with a seamless overlap of spice, earth and mulberry. Like mulberry picking, no matter how you might try your fingers will stain. One shouldn't be able to pick at it; no holes? If you can't find the loose thread it becomes hard to pick apart. The appeal lies with the peace of the wine. It has no abrupt edges. See what you think.