Friday, June 21, 2013

Review: *** $ Yellow Tail Shiraz, South Eastern Australia, 2012 = BEST VALUE

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By way of background, opening thoughts: The quintessential weekday pizza shiraz, Yellow Tail Shiraz touched a respectable three stars when we last tasted it, with the 2006 vintage.  Let's see where things have come in six years.

Original tasting and review : This is Yellow Tail Shiraz, South Eastern Australia, 2012, finished at 13% alcohol.

In the glass: Medium deep red, with slight hints of violet throughout.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows deep and fresh, though somewhat generic in a shiraz/merlot-sort-of-way.  From the aroma, seems like this will be easy, fresh and deep.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact slightly chewy, rich, red berries with oak overtones.  The deep and rich flavors punch well above its modest 13% alcohol weight.  Hints of creaminess join the deep red fruit texture.  Clean finish, with little drips of acid perkiness.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.  An easy best value, given its bargain price point.

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Yellow Tail Shiraz.

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