Tricky to get Shiraz ripe consistently in Pemberton. Or at least that’s the perception based on wines like this. Hard to pick what is the hero variety for the region other than Chardonnay.
This is minty, mushroomy Pemberton Shiraz that isn’t quite ripe, the tannins green edged and the palate minty. It’s not unpleasant, with a welcome savouriness carried along with that meaty peppery sausage character on nose and palate. But ultimately it’s a harder wine that it should be. Best drinking: now. 15.8/20, 85/100. 13.5%, $20. Would I buy it? No.
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