By way of background, opening thoughts: Ten years old. Australian shiraz and cabernet sauvignon blend. Should be interesting. What more can I say before trying it?!
Original tasting and review : This is Brothers in Arms No. 6 Shiraz Cabernet, Langhorne Creek, South Australia, 2002, finished in a year before the U.S. importing laws apparently required description of alcohol level, since none is indicated on label.
In the glass: Medium deep mahogany, opaque in the center, no bricking.
On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows bold and deep medicine funkiness. From the aroma, seems like this will be unique, full and crimson.
On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact a unique, tasty blend of funky black/red fruit plus a sleek, flush feel to the mid-palate that brings heft and substance. Finish is full, clean and lasting, with a certain funk.
In summary: Overall, rates a solid three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, showing awesome resilience for this decade-old bottle.
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