Monday, 13 August 2012

Woodstock Pilots View Shiraz 2010

Woodstock done good
Woodstock Pilots View Shiraz 2010
14.9%, Screwcap, $38
Source: Sample

Constructed as something of an homage to Doug Collett A.M. who flew Spitfire's over Europe in WWII. Sexy bottle, astute packaging, I liked much about this wine.

Lovely ripe mulberry nose. There is some treacly super ripeness in there but it looks reasonably composed. Thrust of rich, oak sweetened berry juice to start, tending a little boozy and overtly inky before freshening up with another injection of concentrated berry juice. The finish is a fraction warm but long and luscious and tends almost muscat like in it's licorice-meets-fruitcake finish. Tightrope of raisining but ultimately oh so inky and plain delicious.

Properly rich, mid palate fruit driven Vale red that is open for drinking now.

Drink: 2012-2020
Score: 18.3/93

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