Friday, 20 January 2012

Wirra Wirra Woodhenge 2010

Robert Wigley built the original Wirra Wirra winery based on his work at Pirrimima which is located not even one kilometre away, suggesting that he was a bit of a visionary for the region.  At that stage there would have been only a few areas under vine including the Kays Amery Vineyard, Chateau Reynella and the Olivers Taranga vineyard which makes these four wineries the backbone of the area. Today the Wirra Wirra cellar door offers a large spacious area where I've seen many a patron playing petanque with a glass of something in their hands. It is a rather nice way to spend an afternoon in the sun, having a bit of fun.

Wirra Wirra Woodhenge 2010

Now I tasted this over a 5 day period and it looked its best from day 3.  I must say that on the first 2 days the sweet oakiness was a little too much but that changed from day 3. This wine combines the normal McLaren Vale flavours of melted licorice and plums but then adds so many more flavours into the mix.  It felt like I was sitting down with a platter of all these tasty bit size snacks as each mouthful brought something different for my taste buds.  This mouthful was blueberries and raspberries covered in chocolate dipping sauce. Underneath the serious flavours lurks some ribald style tannins that take hold of my mouth and never let go. At 30 bucks a bottle this is a bargain.

Alcohol: 14.5%
Price: $30
Rated: 93
Drink: 2018 - 2027

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