Sunday, June 9, 2013
Domaine Tournon Shay’s Flat Vineyard Shiraz 2010, Pyrenees, Victoria, Australia
Deep opaque purple in color, the majority of these Shiraz grapes was aged in French oak for 12 months with a small portion of the remaining wine aged in tanks; alcohol comes in at 14%.
This wine opened up with aromas of blackberry, exotic spices, forest floor, saddle leather and gamey notes. On the mouthfeel, medium-full bodied with layered dark fruit and peppery flavours, rich almost creamy texture, fresh acidity and light tannins. Excellent depth of flavours on the finish with loads of dark fruit with leathery, earthy and peppery notes lingering. This is a flavourful and complex cool climate Aussie Shiraz, closer in style to a northern Rhône Syrah. Quite compelling, love the texture of this Shiraz, score 91 points.
Purchased January 19, 2013 LCBO Vintages New Release (311480) at $29.95