Alkoomi Black Label Frankland River Shiraz Viognier 2012
They don’t get much credit for it, but Alkoomi got on the Australian Shirognier train very early in the piece.
Mid red, this is spicy, minty number too with menthol, chilli powder and blackcurrant alongside some cocoa powder oak. It’s a cool nose, with a slightly marginal climate feel and with imperceptible Viognier. The palate is sweet and sour too, both warm and astringent, the acid and alcohol both high. There’s an excellent intensity of flavour, but the firm and very dry, extractive palate is just a bit awkward for mine. Should sort out better in time, and the length and breadth of the tannins are serious – especially for a $24 wine. Drink: 2017-2024. 16.8.20, 89/100
Details: 14.5%, Screwcap, $24, Sample
Would I buy it? Not yet.
Buy online: Alkoomi website