Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Shirvington Shiraz 2004

photo © Linda Blakely 2007

Tom and I shared this wine with some friends on Valentine's Day and let me tell was SENSATIONAL! It was an inky/purple color, followed by aromas of graphite, blueberries and creme de cassis. It offered wonderful purity, plenty of stuffing, toasty espresso notes from new oak barrels, admirable intensity and a tremendous finish. Normally a wine this young would be quite tannic, but this exquisite Shiraz was as smooth as silk! After tasting it, I almost didn't want to share it with our friends ;-)

Unfortunately, the 2004 vintage is no longer available. The 2005 is in stores now. I can't wait to try that one!