Zema Estate Shiraz 2007 (Coonawarra, SA)
15.5%, Screwcap, $25
From the frost affected 2007 Coonawarra vintage. Hard vintage that.
Looks like a wine from a hard vintage too, which is announced with a forward nose of herbal, strained red fruit, still showing peppery Shiraz varietal characters, but set rather hard and warm. Palate too is firm and warm, with some quite juicy mid fruit to start, but turning soupy and firm pretty quickly, the alcohol destroying any sense of freshness through the finish.
Didn’t enjoy this much at all. Stylistically it seems something of an oddity in the context of normal Zema releases too. Vintage affected for sure. 15/83