Sunday, February 17, 2013

Review: *** $ Hidden Sea Shiraz, Limestone Coast, Australia, 2003 = BEST VALUE

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for bargain Limestone Coast shiraz.

By way of background, opening thoughts: Limestone Coast is a somewhat less familiar region of Australia.  Today we will be sampling a decade-old shiraz from that region.

Original tasting and review : This is Hidden Sea Shiraz, Limestone Coast, Australia, 2003, finished at 14.% alcohol.

In the glass: Deep, muddy magenta, almost opaque in the center.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows sweet and bright, red berries - not at all showing its age.  From the aroma, seems like this will be bright, aromatic and perhaps sweet.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact gentle, soft, sweet with fresh muddled ripe strawberries and ripe currants.  Clean, flush and fresh.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars for balanced red pleasantness on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.  Best value because it was acquired at a close-out price.

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for bargain Limestone Coast shiraz.

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