Thursday, March 21, 2013

Red Hill Estate Shiraz 2000

I found this gem recently in a sale bin at Pop's Wines, one of my favorite wine shops in Island Park, Long Island. It's a Shiraz from Victoria Australia and must have been buried under other boxes for years. But it must have been stored on it's side because the cork was a deep ruby and the wine was wonderful.

The colors were a deep ruby, with fine floral notes wafting from the glass showing bright earthy berries and brilliant spices contrasting perfectly with earthy summer fruits, followed by an infusion of vanilla. On the palate the tannins were soft as velvet, and the finish was quite long. In general this wine was very nicely balanced and I'm glad I bought 3 bottles (although I wish I had bought a case).

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