Brown Brothers ‘Patricia’ Victoria Shiraz 2013

Syrah from Australia - Victoria
Review Date : 05-Jul-2018
Dark, deep, black-hued red colour with slight garnet hues on the rim. The bouquet is softly full and voluminous with a gently building core of ripe blackberry fruit along with notes of savoury spices and an amalgam of earth and dark-red florals. Herb elements, hints of secondary game and a subtle layering of sweet and nutty oak adds interest. Full-bodied, the palate has a deeply packed and dense heart with layers of flavour, showing ripe blackberries, savoury spices, earth and nutty, cedary oak, a little eucalyptus and secondary game suggestions. The fruit has sweetness and succulence, and is balanced by fine, grainy tannin extraction lending a firm line and mouthfeel, with lacy acidity providing energy and tension. The wine carries to a very long, lingering finish of spices and cedar. This is a deep and densely concentrated Shiraz with blackberry fruit, spices, earth and cedar with some secondary complexity on a well-structured palate with good acidity. Match with casseroles and game meat over the next 6-8+ years. Fruit from Victoria, 41% from Henty, 22% from Heathcote, 21% Stratbogie Ranges and 16% Dinnings in the King Valley, fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 35% new American and 25% new French oak. Winemaker: Geoff Alexander. 18.5+/20 Jul 2018 RRP $54.99

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