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Wednesday, 11 April 2012

The Bold And The Beautiful

Hey everyone, I just thought I'd post some notes on the wine I've drunk lately. As the title suggests, I find these wines to be very bold and full of flavour, leaving your mouth with a beautiful finish that endures long after you've emptied your glass.
Now, there is no specific reason why I've chosen to drink only Zinfandels and Shiraz as of late, it just happened that way. I do find that these varietals bring to mind summer evenings in the backyard and barbecued fare. Enjoy!

Peachy Canyon Winery – 2007 Zinfandel ($21.95):
This Zin has a beautiful deep ruby colour. Raspberry jam is ever present on the nose and the palate. The flavours are so bold it is hard to get anything else but that’s no problem. The body is medium to heavy but is still great on a hot evening. This wine goes down so smooth without a taste of tannins. A great match for barbecued wares.

Ravenswood - 2009 Zinfandel ($19.95):
This Old Vine Zinfandel is expressive with notes of warm spice and vanilla. Powerful, full-bodied raspberry and blackberry flavours with structured tannins will allow this wine to age, but vibrant fruit makes it perfect for drinking right now.

I have recently checked the LCBO and Peachy Canyon websites for more of the 2007 vintage but to no avail. I'm sure the 2008 and newer vintages will be just as good now, if not in a few years.

Mitolo Junior - 2008 Shiraz ($16.95):
Deep purple in colour with notes of blackberry, plum, anise, and eucalyptus on the nose. This wine has tons of body and could be too much for some. The palate develops into a velvety combination of black fruit and cocoa bean leading to a smooth medium spiced finish with soft tannins.

Rosemount Diamond - Shiraz ($15.95):
This Shiraz is deep red and almost purple. Very fragrant with dark berry fruit scents. The body is medium to heavy but the flavour is bold with a spicy finish.

Oatley Tic Tok - Shiraz($15.95):
Deep ruby to purple in colour.; Notes of raspberry, blueberry, vanilla and spicy oak aromas. Dry, medium to full body and ripe fruit flavours with toasty oak finish.


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