WINE

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TASTE - with Graeme Phillips

TAY­LORS 2012 JARAMAN SHI­RAZ $ 30 Clare Val­ley/ McLaren Vale, SA

14.5 per cent Deep black/ pur­ple colour fol­lowed by a pow­er­ful, fruit- sweet nose and a full- bod­ied palate show­ing op­u­lent black­berry and vanilla flavours with touches of mint and hints of spice, some savoury tan­nins emerg­ing to­wards the end to dry up the fin­ish. CHAPEL HILL 2011 SHI­RAZ $ 30

McLaren Vale, SA

14.5 per cent A more aro­matic, less fruit- for­ward and a drier style than the Tay­lors, with good, firm tan­nins and French rather than Amer­i­can oak pro­vid­ing good, savoury sup­port and bal­ance to the mid- weight, plum- ac­cented palate. MOUNT LANGI GHIRAN 2010 CLIFF EDGE SHI­RAZ $ 30

Grampians, Vic

13.5 per cent An un­der­stated, medi­um­bod­ied and el­e­gantly bal­anced wine with dusty/ earthy aro­mas and a nicely ma­ture, soft and rounded, cherry plum palate, pro­vid­ing a sat­is­fy­ing, food- friendly, drink- now propo­si­tion. BROWN BROTH­ERS 2008 PA­TRI­CIA SHI­RAZ $ 56

Multi- re­gional, Vic

14.5 per cent Still a bright and youth­ful pur­ple/ black with dol­lops of sweet Amer­i­can oak and pep­pery spice on the nose fol­lowed by a big, smoothly tex­tured and al­most syrupy-fruited palate, des­tined for a long life or per­fect dur­ing our re­cent icy weather with a slab of beef.

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