Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TASTE - Graeme Phillips


2013 Par­son’s Nose Shiraz

$ 16

McLaren Vale, SA

14.5 per cent

JUST a pup, with a youth­ful, deep pur­ple/ black colour, a fairly closed nose at this stage and a soft, nicely bal­anced palate that’s only be­gin­ning to ex­press it­self. Open and pour it early when it will deliver plenty of rich plum- fruit fl avours at a real bar­gain price.


2012 Cliff Edge Shiraz

$ 30

Grampians, Vic

14.0 per cent

ARO­MAS and fl avours of sweetly spiced dark plums, the palate smoothly el­e­gant, mid- weight and in­tense with gen­tle savoury tan­nins bal­anc­ing and dry­ing up the fi nish. Lovely drink­ing and an ex­cel­lent part­ner to any red meat.

LOWE 2011 Or­ganic Block 8 Shiraz $ 35

Mudgee, NSW

13.7 per cent

SPICY briar and earthy aro­mas, more sweetly fruited in the mouth with black­berry, choco­late and some pep­pery fl avours which fade fairly quickly to a nicely dry but rather short- lived, tan­nic fi nish.


2009 Pa­tri­cia Shiraz

$ 59

Heathcote/ King Val­ley, Vic

14.5 per cent

BROWN Broth­ers’ top of the range in a richly con­cen­trated, full- bod­ied yet el­e­gant style with dark fruit and sweet oak fl avours mel­lowed, in­te­grated and nicely rounded by age pro­vid­ing big, per­fectly bal­anced, full- fl avoured en­joy­ment for years to come.

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