2012 Hope Estate Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Basalt Block"
Winery: Hope Estate
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Basalt Block"
Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)
Grape blend: 100% Shiraz
Region: Hunter Valley
State or country: Australia
Cases produced: 10,000
KWG Score: 89 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)
Review date: August 2, 2015
Wine Review: This opaque and midnight blue colored Shiraz opens with a blueberry bouquet with hints of boysenberry and beef jersey. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a blend of blackberry and black licorice with hints of minerality, oak and tangerine. The finish is dry and its flavors and mild tannins stick around for a little while. I would pair this Shiraz with marinated steak tips. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Pepper and spice, with some blackberry undertones and cedary oak. A smooth, juicy palate of intense berry fruits, spicy plums, and an underlying earthy savoriness. Balanced acidity along with integrated vanillin oak and soft silky tannins give the wine great mouth-feel and length.
Organic status: not organic
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