Wednesday, November 21, 2012
SXS Shiraz-Grenache 2008 S. Australia (Step-Four)
So, I got a chance to check out the SXS Shiraz(Syrah) and Grenache blend, and for the record, I'm not a big fan of Australia, at least in the past few years, I've not found too many that have tickled my taste-buds, but there wines are finally starting to open me up a bit. This wine is one that has started the change of my opinion. So let's get into my tasting notes.
Nose :It has a medium plus intensity, ripe strawberry, white pepper. Notes of sour rasberries, pencil eraser rubber, some vanilla and bright rose petals.
Palate: This is a dry wine that starts fruity and finishes with slightly bitter tannins. Ripe strawberry, mixed in sour rasberry rounded off with white pepper, medium plus body, medium plus finish. Good acid, good mid palate, medium plus alcohol but the wine maker hides it well.
Verdict: For the record, in the past, I have not been a Australia wine fan, but as of late I've had a few bottles that are making me reconsider my opinion. This bottle is one of them, It has great pure fruit, long finish and has a spice factor that I like. Pick it up, really, I mean it, pick it up. Peace.