I remember reading somewhere that while Western Australia may only produce 5% of the country’s wines it wins 30% of the medals during competition. I haven’t personally looked into the accuracy of this claim, but I can attest to the fact that wines from this region are generally passed over for those from, say, South Australia. This makes Western Australia a good place to find interesting things to try, if only one knows what to look for.
- Clarity: Clear
- Intensity: Deep
- Colour: Ruby
- Condition: Clean
- Intensity: Medium+
- Development: Developing
- Sweetness: Dry
- Acidity: Medium+
- Tannin: Medium
- Alcohol: Medium+
- Body: Medium+
- Flavor Intensity: Medium+
- Finish: Medium+
- Quality: Very Good
- Readiness/Cellaring: Can drink now, potential to cellar
- Identity: Australia / Margaret River / Shiraz
- Price: High-priced ($40~)
- Long, thin tears
- No evidence of gas or sediment
- Slight tinge of garnet
- Aromas of smoky oak, potpourri, stewed prunes, black pepper, menthol
- Flavours of sour cherries, stewed prunes, pepper, brambles, cinnamon
- Very warming alcohol, would be a great cool-weather wine.
- Very fine tannins that do not grip the palate too tightly.
- Excellent with cheese, can also be served with steak, braised lamb.