Sunday, May 13, 2012

2008 Bloodwood Shiraz (Orange)

Northern Rhone. That’s the first thing I thought when I stuck my nose into this. Of course it is from the Bloodwood estate in Orange, and is unique in its own way, but it’s an option as an affordable Northern Rhone-like hit if that’s your thing.

Sichuan peppercorns, dark berries, and a bit of meatiness. It’s a distinctive and appealing nose. To drink it is highly enjoyable in its unforced, medium-bodied form. Dark berry fruit is soon joined by spice, pepper, lovely oak, and an appealing hint of funky barnyard. Not always a fan of peppery, cool-climate Shiraz but certainly enjoyed drinking this. It should age gracefully. Nice wine.


RRP: $30
ABV: 14.0%
Closure: Screwcap

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