Thursday, 29 December 2011

Penny's Hill Cracking Black 2009

This shiraz is grown on the Bay of Biscay soils in McLaren Vale. What does that mean?  Well Bay of Biscay sub-soils are mainly found in the Barossa and they are ancient soils that expand in winter, if it rains, whilst in summer they shrivel up in the hot sun.  The team at Penny's Hill say that the soil pops and crackles during the extreme heat.

Penny's Hill Cracking Black 2009

What I like about this wine: forward nature and plushness.

What I don't like: It is very sweet. I would say that it would pair better with dessert or cheese than a lot of main meals.

Alcohol: 14.5%
Price: $22
Rated: 88
Drink: Over the next 5 years

No comments:

Post a Comment