Taylors Jaraman Shiraz 2007 (Clare Valley & Mclaren Vale, SA)
$26, Screwcap, 14.5%
Source: Trade Sample
Not a bad showing, all things considered, but gee 07 is shaping up to be a tough vintage in Clare/Barossa et al.
Stewed fig & raspberry, bitumen nose, just a bit volatile and stewed on the nose but still consciously ripe and luscious. Somewhat dead, raspberry fruit palate still shows an inch of freshness over the wines from earlier in the week. Sweeter fruit and some more clever oak is the saviour here. Quite a tough finish, with prickly heat.
Just a tad hard to love. 15.2