Thursday, 12 January 2012

Angove Vineyard Select Shiraz 2010

Angove is primarily based in the Riverland but they are starting to select some premium sites for their top tiered wines.  Angove has always offered good drinking wines that deliver well above their price point.  Now does that extend to their higher end wines? Well for 15 bucks can you really call that a higher end wine? Yes you can as this wine offers a regional mix of flavours in a more elegant frame of mind.

Angove Vineyard Select Shiraz 2010

This will be one of those good quality quaffer's that will show better with a bit of age under its belt as the charry oak is a little too much for the fruit at this stage. Underneath the oak there is a bombastic mix of smoked blackberries, cracked pepper all covered in melted licorice and a little tar.  The wine reminds me when I used to work in the construction industry laying roads in South Australia. On really hot days you could smell that tar from the moment you got to work and it stayed with you once you got home.  Well, it had covered my clothes so I guess it is no surprise that it came home with me. There are a nice set of chalky tannins that sit under the flavours of the wine which extends the palate length to good to very good. I like the whole package but with a lot of the 2010s they are going to need a bit of extra time in the cellar to show their true glory.

Alcohol: 14%
Price: $15
Rated: 84 +
Drink: 2012 - 2015

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