2007 Vasse Felix Shiraz
Tasting Note (tasted 5/08/2010):
This Shiraz contains an 11.5% Malbec component and was matured for 18 months in a combination of new American, French and Hungarian oak barriques. Opaque saturated black dark red colour with very deep dark red black hue – outstanding colour. The nose leaps out of the glass delivering a powerful aromatic profile of blackberry, dark plum, confectionary, blackpepper and spice. The palate is equally impressive displaying a rich and generous flavour profile but at the same time possesses a degree of refinement that’s rarely present in many South East Australian counterparts. Flavours of ripe blackberry, plum and liquorice are all seamlessly integrated and are followed by some blackpepper and spicy cedar characteristics on the back palate. Super fine tannin structure with very long (bordering on exceptional) aftertaste of liquorice, blackberry, blackpepper and spice.