Sunday, April 03, 2011

2008 Yalumba SHIRAZ "Patchwork" (Barossa Valley, Australia)

A very nice, not over-blown or overly jammy Shiraz.

Almost completely saturated soft, blackish plasma color. Rich and inviting nose of sappy blackberry, salty, warm sandstone, and creamy baking spices. Dark, low-toned, ripe flavors of rich plum/blackberry juice, saline sandstone-infused earthiness, and smoky balsa wood. Clingy finish with a tad bit of peppery bite, low-ish acidity (but not too low), and a bit of soft tannin. Fun to drink and actually pretty elegant for an Aussie Shiraz. B+. Was $14 and change at Spec's on Richmond.


Australian Made Shiraz said...

I had a big fun during my birthday party. Yalumba SHIRAZ was the highlight and it was the best red wine i've tasted this season.

isthatyouoldboy said...

Funny you should say that...Just had some BIG fun on a trip away eating BIG steaks and some drinking some lovely wines...The winner was Patchwork Shiraz...Who'd have thought