Thursday, March 16, 2006

2002 Hill of Content Grenache/Shiraz (South Australia)

89. A very pleasure-giving wine. Gorgeous nose of raspberries and ripe, sweet lemons, with chalky minerals in the background. Soft, salty raspberry flavors in the mouth, with a long, pure, fruity finish. Just perfect balance. Would go nicely with any number of dishes, from red-sauced pastas to roast chicken to grilled or roasted meats. Not complex so much as hedonistic. Kinda like an Australian version of Beaujolais, but with a different flavor profile. Was about $12 at Spec's on Smith.

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